Andy Warhol' Completed Works
Singles Collection of Warhol's Pop-Art
According to The Andy Warhol Foundation, Andy produced over 100,000 pieces of art made up of drawings, offset prints, paintings, photographs, silkscreens, record album covers, illustrations, wallpaper, sculpture, window displays, ads, and more. You can find a detailed biography of him and his work on this page.
Auction prices realized: Learn the prices that have been realized at Christie's and Sotheby's auctions by clicking the thumbnails to enlarge them and reveal the results in their historical captions.
Page 1 — Warhol's "Singles"
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John Wayne was an icon, representing the macho leading man in Hollywood's heyday, a fixture in westerns and war movies, an all-American hero. The allure of celebrity myths and legends led Warhol to create the 'Cowboys and Indians' series in 1986. The source image is a publicity photo from the film 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance' (1962).
Warhol mastered the art of silkscreen printing, collaborating with professional printmaking studios to create multiples of his most desirable subjects. (Find out more about his silkscreening process [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_printing" target="_blank"]on this page[/a]).
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold a similar 'Mao' screenprint (numbered 5/60; 36 in. square; in very good condition) for $47,500 USD.
Auction results: The 'Tomato,' from 'Campbell's Soup I' collection (a 1968 screenprint; 35 by 23 in.; on smooth wove paper; stamp-numbered 78/250) sold at Christie's in New York in April 2010 for $74,500 USD.
Campbell's Soup Can
Auction results: In April 2010, Christie's in New York sold a 'Queen Elizabeth II' screenprint (with diamond dust on a purple background; on Lenox Museum Board; numbered R15/30) for $43,750 USD. (See auction results for a multiple of this print [a href="photoEdit_warhol2.html"]on WCD's 'Warhol's Multiples' page[/a].)
Queen Elizabeth II
Auction results: This 1974 silkscreen, based on a 1959 photo by Richard Avedon, was sold in 2012 for the heirs of Gunter Sachs, the German multimillionaire who was married to the French movie star from 1966 to 1969. It fetched 3 million pounds ($4.7 million) at Sotheby's in London.
Auction results: Warhol's portrait of Michael Jackson sold for more than $1 million at an East Hampton, New York, gallery in August of 2009, according to Janet Lehr, a gallery owners. The same piece (30 by 26 in. [76.2 by 66 cm.]) sold for $287,500 at Sotheby's in New York on May 13 of '09. Six weeks later, on June 25, the 50-year-old performer died.
One brand that embraced Warhol's Pop-Art sensibility was iconic fashion brand Chanel. Originally released by CoCo Chanel in 1921, Chanel No. 5 was the first blockbuster perfume in history. This series created by Warhol escalated the product even further to become an iconic image. His perfume posters are part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art New York. See his Chanel No. 5 multiple creation [a href="photoEdit_warhol2.html" target="_blank"]on WCD's 'Multiples' page[/a].
Chanel No. 5
Close Cover before Striking
Auction results: Trial proof #30 of 30 of this Andy Warhol-signed print of Pete Rose (screenprint; on high-quality Lenox Museum Board; 39 by 31 in.; framed; signed in pencil; numbered 'TP 30/30 - Andy Warhol') sold in 2007 at Sotheby's in England for $24,000 USD.
Sam the Red Cat
Auction results: Sotheby's in London sold a similar 1986 trial proof of 'Frölunda Hockey Player' (silkscreen ink on paper; 40 by 32 in. [101.6 by 81.3 cm.]; signed; numbered 'T. P. 6/14') for $24,466 USD.
Frölunda Hockey Player
Auction results: Christie's in New York reported that this 1981 screenprint (in colors; with diamond dust; on Lenox Museum Board; signed in pencil; numbered 156/200) sold for $150,000 USD in April 2018.
Auction results: On November 9, 2011, Christie's in New York sold a synthetic polymer and inked silkscreen of 'Howdy Doody' (on canvas; measuring 60 in. square [the largest in the 'Myths' series]) for $866,500 USD.
Do It Yourself (Seascape)
Auction results: Sotheby's in London reported that this 1985 'Vesuvius' (synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen inks on canvas), which had last sold for £75,000 in 1998, brought £1.2 million ($2.2 million USD) in October 2006.
Do It Yourself (Sailboat)
Auction results: This Andy Warhol 1981 'Superman' colored screenprint from his 'Myths' collection (created with diamond dust on Lennox Museum Board; signed in pencil; numbered 174/200) sold in 2013 at Christie's in London for $147,693 USD.
Auction results: This Andy Warhol 'Kiku' creation (circa 1983) is a unique colored silkscreen print (paper collage on paperboard; 27.375 by 32.5 in. [69.3 by 82.5 cm.]; numbered AWF37.054 on the reverse). It sold in 2007 at Sotheby's in New York for $61,000 USD.
Auction results: This Andy Warhol 1987 colored screenprint of the renowned German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven (created on Lennox Museum Board; signed in pencil; numbered 4/15) sold in 2012 at Christie's in New York for $66,100 USD.
Auction results: Andy Warhol's 'Coca-Cola (3)' (milk casein fiber on cotton; 69.375 by 54 in. [176.2 by 137.2 cm.]; signed 'Andy Warhol' on the turning edge) sold in November 2013 at Christie's in New York for $57,285,000 USD. (The last of Warhol's single Coke bottle paintings, 'Coca-Cola (4),' was painted sometime after 'Coca-Cola (3)' in the summer of 1962 and is a slightly larger reworking or second version of it, almost identical in composition.)
Employing the illustrative line technique of his early drawings to make covers for such jazz greats as Thelonius Monk and Count Basie, and the splashy silkscreen style of his late portrait paintings on covers for Paul Anka, John Lennon, and The Rolling Stones, Warhol created some sixty amazing record covers over forty years.
Auction results: In October 2008, Christie's in London sold this 1985 screenprint (in colors; from the set of ten; 38 in. square [964 mm. square]; on Lenox Museum Board; signed in pencil; numbered 98/190) for $17,840 USD.
Before creating the iconic screenprints of the stars of stage and screen, Warhol would take a selection of photographs of them with a Polaroid camera, which would then be used as the basis of the final works of art.
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold this 1984 'Grace Kelly' in April 2018 (colored screenprint; 41 by 33 in.; on Lennox Museum Board; signed in pencil; numbered 71/225) for $106,250 USD.
There are many versions of 'Liz,' all based on the same photo, but printed in different color combinations on different papers and canvas. Warhol's 'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz),' above, illustrates well Warhol's process as a painter. Materially, the artwork consists of acrylic paint and silkscreen ink on canvas. We see a striking red background surrounding a spotty yet recognizable image of Elizabeth Taylor, the actress and celebrity, who, like Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, repeatedly served as Warhol's subject. Auction note: His 'Silver Liz' print sold for more than $16 million in May 2010; see [a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17E8iGiwIS8&spfreload=10" target="_blank"]the bidding activity at Christie's[/a].
Auction results: In November 2014, Sotheby's in New York sold this 'Judy Garland Multicolor' silkscreen (in colors; acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas; 40 in. square [101.6 cm. square]) for $1,205,000 USD.
Find out more about this late self-portrait of Warhol, rendered in intense cadmium yellow on scarlet red by watching [a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTLMi5_r5HM&spfreload=10" target="_blank"]this two-minute video from Christie's[/a], highlighting it in an upcoming July 2014 auction in London.
Auction results: In April 2018, Christie's in New York sold a 1967 'Marilyn' single screenprint (on wove paper; 36 in. square [916 mm. square]; signed and dated in pencil on the reverse; annotated 'a.p.' [i.e., an artist's proof]) for $237,500 USD. Auction results of a multiple/montage of 'Marilyn' can be found on WCD's '[a href="photoEdit_warhol2.html" target="_blank"]Warhol's Multiples' page[/a].
Not long after President Kennedy's assassination, Warhol recognized that the images of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, or Jackie, as she's now known for all time, had become a commodity, much like his ubiquitous Campbell's soup can. Her image, repeated so many times, became imprinted in the minds of all Americans, if not all of humanity, with access to television and print media. Warhol's relentless repetition of her image positioned Jackie as another American icon, the co-star of 'the most powerful man in the Western world,' ironically as visually memorable as Marilyn Monroe, who was romantically linked with JFK.
Auction results: Warhol's 1985 'Absolut Vodka' color screenprint (on wove; 45.125 by 37 in. [1145 by 940 mm.]; signed in pencil from an unnumbered edition of 100) sold at Bonhams in London on November 29, 2011 for $9,649 USD.
This iconic image of Mick Jagger was based on the work Warhol did with the Rolling Stones in the 1960s when he designed the 'Sticky Fingers' zipper album artwork.
Warhol painted hundreds of different dollar-sign paintings as synthetic polymer paints and silkscreen inks on canvas. To him, part of defining a niche was defining his subject matter. Cartoons were already being used by Lichtenstein, typography by Jasper Johns, and so on; Warhol wanted a distinguishing subject. It was the gallerist Muriel Latow who came up with the ideas for Warhol's dollar-sign paintings.
Auction results: In April 2010, Christie's in New York sold a 'Sarah Bernhardt' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 40 x 32 in. [1016 by 813 mm.]; signed in pencil; numbered 164/200; in good condition) for $15,000 USD.
Auction results: A 'Golda Meir' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 40 by 32 in. [101.5 by 81.2 cm.]; signed in pencil; numbered 108/200) sold for $12,500 USD at Christie's in New York on May 1, 2013.
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold a similar 1980 screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 40 by 32 in. [1016 by 812 mm.]; signed in pencil; numbered 194/200) for $18,000 USD in May 2006.
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold this 1986 screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 36 in. square [914 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered '149/250') for $40,00 USD in April 2018.
Auction results: On November 10, 2010, Christie's in New York sold this rare work (casein and graphite on linen; 72 by 52 in. [182.9 by 132.1 cm.]; signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 62') for $23,882,500 USD. View for yourself the bidding activity [a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boaFiyICN0w&feature=em-share_video_user" target="_blank"]on Christie's own video[/a].
Campbell's Soup Can and Opener
Auction results: Christie's in London sold a 1987 'Moonwalk' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [96.5 cm. square]; numbered 83/160) in March 2011 for $92,355 USD.
Mercedes 300 SL Coupé
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold an 'Apple' serigraph screenprint (on colors; 38 in. square [96.5 cm. square]; numbered 15/190) in October 2012 for $37,500 USD.
Auction results: In 2010, Christie's sold Warhol's 1986 'General Custer' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 36 in. square [914 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 200/250) for $53.125 USD.
Auction results: The hammer price at a 2010 Christie's auction in London for a 1986 'Geronimo' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 36 in. square [912 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 238/250) was $13,563 USD.
Auction results: Sotheby's in London sold this 1986 screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 36 in. square [914 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 200/250) for $37,500 USD.
Warhol's "Ten Endangered Species" singles collection, 1983
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1. Siberian Tiger The Siberian Tiger, also known as the Amur Tiger, had less than 1,000 animals remaining in the wild (as of 2010). Because of the extremely low numbers, serious conservation efforts continue to be in effect.
Auction results: In March 2011, Christie's in London sold a 1983 screenprint of 'Siberian Tiger' (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [963 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 'AP 11/30') for $61,597 USD. 2. Tree frog In life, the Pine Barrens tree frog (Hyla andersonii) is vivid green with white and black streaks. However, Warhol used red and yellow for his print, in line with his characteristic use of bold colors. The tree frog was listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service because of its restricted range and declining population, habitat loss, and pollution. Its protection status was improved from 'endangered' to 'threatened' in 2003.
The famed Pop artist created his Endangered Species print portfolio as a commission from New York art dealers Ronald and Frayda Feldman. According to Matt Wrbican, archivist at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the initial idea sprang from a conversation between the Feldmans and Warhol about shared environmental concerns. The three worked together to choose the species portrayed.
Auction results: In 2008, Sotheby's in London sold a 'Pine Barrens Tree Frog' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 13/150) for $43,000 USD. 3. African elephant When Warhol produced his prints, the main pressure on the African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) was ivory hunting. An international ban on the ivory trade came into effect in 1990, so the main threat to this species is now habitat loss.
Auction results: In April 2013, Bonhams in San Francisco sold a similar 'African Elephant' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 106/150) for $40,000 USD. 4. Giant panda The Giant Panda has been the focus of conservation efforts for nearly two decades; sadly, less than 3,000 pandas live in the wild (as of 2010). Their numbers remain low due to continued habitat loss and fragmentation. Fortunately, there are forty reserves today that protect the Giant Panda habitat, as opposed to only thirteen twenty years ago.
Auction results: Christie's in London, in March 2013, sold a 1983 'Giant Panda' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 120/150) for $60,360 USD. 5. Bald eagle Of the animals Warhol depicted, only the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is no longer deemed to be in trouble (as of May 2012). Its population suffered severely from the shell-thinning effects of the pesticide DDT, as well as from persecution and power-line electrocutions. But thanks to various measures, including a ban on the use of DDT, the numbers of this iconic bird are recovering, with nearly 10,000 breeding pairs. In 2007 the bald eagle was removed from the US list of endangered and threatened species.
Auction results: Sotheby's in London, in 2014, sold a 1983 'Bald Eagle' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 31/150) for $59,375 USD.
6. Bighorn ram This is a sweet story. When conservationist Russell Burnham noted in 1939 that there were less than 150 Bighorn Rams in Arizona, the Boy Scouts there took notice. Nearly 10,000 scouts initiated a state-wide campaign to save the animal. Their efforts lead to protecting 1.5 million acres of Arizona habitat, coupled with reintroduction programs; both efforts have allowed the Bighorn Ram to make a comeback; no longer endangered, it's now listed as a 'slight concern.'
Auction results: Christie's in New York, in November 2012, sold a 1983 'Bighorn Ram' screenprint (synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas; 60 in. square [152.4 cm. square]; numbered 'PA29.008') for $842,500 USD. 7. Black rhino Efforts to conserve the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), including a crackdown on the illegal trade in their horns, have been rewarded with a rhino renaissance in recent years. The total estimated population for its four subspecies is up from 2,410 in 2004 to 4,880 in 2010, but it's now listed as critically endangered, because it's now far below the late 1960 figure of about 70,000 across Africa, although when Warhol produced this portrait in 1983 the total had crashed below 15,000.
Auction results: Christie's in London, in September 2012, sold a 1982 'Black Rhinoceros' screenprint (in colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 86/150) for $34,553 USD. 8. Silverspot butterfly The San Francisco Silverspot Butterfly was once widespread throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of its population became lost due to urban development. The Silverspot is believed to be extinct in San Francisco; elsewhere, only two of the fourteen populations can be found, and only one of those is in a protected area. Urban development's devastating impact continues to affect remaining populations even in protected areas.
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold a 1983 'San Francisco Silverspot' screenprint in April 2011 (unique colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 40 in. square [1016 mm. square]) for $50,000 USD. 9. Orangutan In 1983, Warhol created his Endangered Species print portfolio; in 1986, he worked in collaboration with Kurt Benirschke of the San Diego Zoo to produce the book Vanishing Animals, bringing his Pop sensibility and style to the images of an elephant, rhinoceros, butterfly, eagle and other threatened species. Though the message of the images is global, the images themselves are distinctly 'Warhol.'
Auction results: Christie's in New York sold a 1983 'Orangutan' screenprint (fresh colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; signed in pencil; numbered 'V/X') for $25,000 USD. 10. Grevy's zebra Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) originally lived in semi-arid scrublands and plains in east Africa. Hunting, habitat loss, and competition with livestock for access to water has led to a rapid decline in their population: they are now found only in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. Legally protected in Ethiopia and protected by a hunting ban in Kenya, the zebras' population has been considered stable since 2008.
Auction results: In April 2011, Christie's in New York sold a 1983 'Grevy's Zebra' print (unique colors; on Lenox Museum Board; 38 in. square [965 mm. square]; in very good condition) for $50,000 USD.
The "Endangered Species" project was the result of a conversation between Warhol and Frayda and Ronald Feldman, his New York art dealers, concerning the ecological issue of beach erosion. With his interest and curiosity in animals, Warhol was keen to take on this project, proposed by the Feldmans. The vibrantly colored 1983 screenprints, which collectively encompass sustainability and stewardship, were described by Warhol as "animals in makeup." All are portrayed majestically, yet they betray a poignant resignation to their fate.
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