Attr. ANDY WARHOL US 1928-1987 Pencil "Lovers"

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Attr. ANDY WARHOL US 1928-1987 Pencil  Lovers

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Pencil on paper, framed sketch. Entitled on verso, "Lovers" (1981). Signed and attributed to Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) on the lower left corner in pencil. The verso features a cutout revealing a seal and certificate of authenticity stamped, "Estate of Andy Warhol" and signed Frederick Hughes, executor Estate of Andy Warhol. 30 x 23 cm (11.8 x 9.1 inches). Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others. PROVENANCE: Private collection (Ireland)