Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
    Avanti, 1962
    Graphite on paper
    18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
    Stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., stamps and numbered 'VF125.041' on the reverse

    The Estate of Andy Warhol, New York;
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York;
    Gagosian Gallery, New York;
    Private collection, New York.

    Christophe Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, "Andy Warhol: Works on Paper from the Early 60's," November 10-December 16, 2000 (label verso);
    Gagosian Gallery, New York, "Andy Warhol: Drawings and Related Works, 1951-1986," February 13-March 22, 2003 (label verso).

    Christophe Van de Weghe Fine Art, Andy Warhol: Works on Paper from the Early 60's, New York, 2002, no. 14, n.p.;
    Gagosian Gallery, Andy Warhol: Drawings and Related Works, 1951-1986, New York, 2003, p. 87, illustrated in color.

    In November of 1962, Harper's Bazaar commissioned Andy Warhol to complete a four-page spread. This section featured the artist's car pictures. 1962 was a seminal year for Warhol in which he completed his most important body of work and developed his Pop Art ideology. Warhol's Avanti Cars, Campbell's Soup Cans, Dollar Bills and Marilyns were completed during this iconic period. The sleek and modern Avanti was a symbol of American consumer culture. The car was mass produced and assembled from prefabricated elements, which is at the heart of Warholian ideology. Although not directly depicted in the Harper's Bazaar spread, the present drawing was executed in the context of this commission. Like other drawings in this series, such as Pontiac and Lincoln Continental, this work stands as an independent and complete work.

    Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000.

    Condition Report*:

    This work remains in overall very good condition, with scattered soft handling creases, notably at the lower right corner; hinged to mount at top edge verso; matted and framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 25 X 31 Inches

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