Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 121

 

121
Andy Warhol
Unidentified Female, Um 1954.
Ball-point drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 12,500 / $ 11,500

(incl. surcharge)
Unidentified Female. Um 1954.
Ball-point drawing.
Verso with the estate stamp and the stamp of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as well as with the hand-written number "207.034" and the inscription "SF". On paper. 43.5 x 35.6 cm (17.1 x 14 in), size of sheet.
[AR].
• Poised portrait in flowing lines
• These early reduced portraits from the 1950s testify to Andy Warhol's great graphic gift.
• In 2019 the New York Academy of Art showed his drawings in the exhibition "Andy Warhol: By Hand" and put the medium at the center of attention
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PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York (until 2014).
Private collection Hesse.

"Warhol's drawings (..) enchant the observer with their impeccable yet light contour that testifies to his poised, well, brilliant drawing skills."
Heiner Bastian, Andy Warhol. Frühe Zeichnungen. Aus der Sammlung Marx, Berlin 2011, p. 19.




121
Andy Warhol
Unidentified Female, Um 1954.
Ball-point drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 12,500 / $ 11,500

(incl. surcharge)