Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol 1928–1987

Born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to an impoverished immigrant family, Andy Warhol became an icon of the Pop Art movement and one of the most prolific artists of his time. Though he suffered from physical ailments throughout childhood, he went on to study fine arts at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and shortly thereafter moved to New York in 1949. His career in commercial illustration took off creating whimsical designs for Glamour, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker magazines. In the early 1950s, he began exhibiting his work in the city and received his first solo show at the Hugo Gallery in 1952 featuring his earliest depictions of actress Marilyn Monroe.

The 1960s ushered in a wave of his iconic work pioneering the dialogue between high and low art. His screen printed, painterly images established his reputation commenting on popular culture with subject matter including celebrities, politics, advertisements, and parties. In 1964, Warhol rented a studio that became known as “The Factory” where his work was mass produced by a team of assistants. During the middle of the decade, Warhol focused on filmmaking and performance art, creating approximately 600 films. He later collaborated with musicians including The Rolling Stones and The Velvet Underground, published several books, produced televisions shows, and founded Interview Magazine in 1967. After experiencing a near-fatal shooting at The Factory, he became more reserved and his body of work shifted into commissioned portraits, and in his final years he focused on religious subject matter. Andy Warhol died in New York City in 1987 after facing postoperative complications.

A few years following his death, The Andy Warhol Museum was opened in Pittsburgh and in 2002 Warhol’s achievements were honored with an 18-inch stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Auction Results Andy Warhol

ANDY WARHOL, Jimmy Carter II | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Jimmy Carter II

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $9,375
ANDY WARHOL, Vegetable Soup Can from Campbell's Soup I | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Vegetable Soup Can from Campbell's Soup I

estimate: $18,000–24,000
result: $37,500
ANDY WARHOL, Onion Soup Can from Campbell's Soup I | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Onion Soup Can from Campbell's Soup I

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $20,000
ANDY WARHOL, S & H Green Stamps | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

S & H Green Stamps

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,105
ANDY WARHOL, Flowers | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Flowers

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,063
ANDY WARHOL, Watermelon from Space Fruit: Still Lifes | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Watermelon from Space Fruit: Still Lifes

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $13,750
ANDY WARHOL, Jacqueline Kennedy II (Jackie II) from 11 Pop Artists II | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Jacqueline Kennedy II (Jackie II) from 11 Pop Artists II

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250
ANDY WARHOL, Brillo exhibition poster for the Pasadena Art Museum | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Brillo exhibition poster for the Pasadena Art Museum

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $1,235
ANDY WARHOL, Mick Jagger | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Mick Jagger

estimate: $800–1,200
result: $2,600
ANDY WARHOL, Old Fashioned Vegetable from Campbell's Soup II | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Old Fashioned Vegetable from Campbell's Soup II

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $35,000
ANDY WARHOL, Cow | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Cow

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $7,040
ANDY WARHOL, S&H Green Stamps | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

S&H Green Stamps

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,375
ANDY WARHOL, Flowers | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Flowers

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,820
ANDY WARHOL, The Souper Dress | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

The Souper Dress

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,750
ANDY WARHOL, Blackglama (Judy Garland) from the Ads portfolio | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Blackglama (Judy Garland) from the Ads portfolio

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $30,720
ANDY WARHOL, Gem | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Gem

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,250
ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn (Tate Gallery, London) | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Marilyn (Tate Gallery, London)

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,000
ANDY WARHOL, Souper Dress | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Souper Dress

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,500
ANDY WARHOL, Eric Emerson (Chelsea Girls) from A Portfolio of Thirteen Artists | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Eric Emerson (Chelsea Girls) from A Portfolio of Thirteen Artists

estimate: $5,000–8,000
result: $6,250
ANDY WARHOL, Flowers (Hand-Colored) | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Flowers (Hand-Colored)

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $5,938
ANDY WARHOL, Self-portrait | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Self-portrait

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $10,000
ANDY WARHOL, Keith Haring T-Shirt from Pop Shop | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Keith Haring T-Shirt from Pop Shop

estimate: $1,000–1,500
ANDY WARHOL, Flowers | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Flowers

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,500
ANDY WARHOL, Snow | ragoarts.com

Andy Warhol

Snow

estimate: $1,500–2,500
result: $2,250