Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Soup Can from Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, like many artists, often made souvenir drawings when he inscribed copies of his books. Here is his iconic Campbell's soup can reduced to its barest essentials in a copy of The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (1975).

Andy Warhol
(American, 1928-1987)

signed 'Andy Warhol' (lower centre) and inscribed 'To Tina' (upper left)
felt-tip pen on title page of book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (from A to B and back again), the first edition book by Andy Warhol in hard-cover, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London.
8¼ x 5 in. (21 x 12.8 cm.) 

Price Realized 
  • ($3,620)
  • Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.
    £2,000 - £3,000
  • ($3,100 - $4,500)

Sale Information

Sale 2589 Lot 470
6 September 2011 
London, South Kensington 

Note:  My most recent post on Andy Warhol's Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century can be found here.


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