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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.

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