Artist: Andy Warhol
Size: Size 90 x 90 cm
Type: Sunday B. Morning Silkscreen |
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*The same work sold at auction:
Art International | September 2020 | LOT 67| price realised $3,250 .-
| excluding buyers premium
The audience naturally prefers the work of the well-known artist to that of the unknown amateur.
In 1964, even before Warhol was sharply criticised for his Brillo cartons, and before his mural Thirteen Most Wanted Men caused public offence, Leo Castelli arranged the first exhibition for Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg (leader of the progressive New York Art scene).
For this exhibition Warhol selected a flower series that had already been shown- at Ileana Sonnabend's in Paris in January. "I thought the French would prefer flowers, because of Renoir and so on," Warhol observed.
Gerard Malanga (Warhol's most important associate, The Factory) said that Warhol had come across the photo in a botanical catalogue and told him to make a silkscreen print out of it.
A lady recognised the picture of her poppies and thought Warhol should have compensated her for it.
Malanga said that he could see her point. It took years until the matter was finally settled.
Warhol had stolen an amateur photographer's picture and had -by accident?- uncovered the close link between his own artistic conviction and the amateur photographer's attitude towards visual reality.
Almost everything is worth depicting, everything is available; it is just that the audience naturally prefers the work of the well-known artist to that of the unknown amateur.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name, title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.
Andy Warhol | Flowers
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