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Lot 42

Andy Warhol

Cow

Ceramic plate
D: 24 cm (9.4 inch)

Sold for €200

ADDITIONAL INFO

Artwork description

Signed on the left side, in plate, Andy Warhol; Numbered on the back

Lot Notes

The motif of the cow embodies perfectly the strategy of Pop art, namely the repeated use of everyday elements in order to estrange the viewer from them. It was first used by Andy Warhol in a series of wallpapers in the1960s. 

Warhol stated that he drew his inspiration from art dealer Ivan Karp: "Another time he said, 'Why don't you paint some cows, they're so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.' (Ivan talked like this.) I don't know how 'pastoral' he expected me to make them, but when he saw the huge cow heads - bright pink on a bright yellow background - that I was going to have made into rolls of wallpaper, he was shocked. But after a moment he exploded with: 'They're super-pastoral! They're ridiculous! They're blazingly bright and vulgar!' I mean, he loved those cows and for my next show we papered all the walls in the gallery with them." 

ARTIST RESUME

Andy Warhol

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1928 - New York, USA, 1987

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2014 - "Warhol Retrospective", Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (International)
  • 2013 - "Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (International)
  • 2010 - "Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 2010 - "Andy Warhol:The Early Sixties", Basel Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland (International)
  • 2007 - "Andy Warhol Retrospective", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (International)
  • 2007 - "Other voices, Other rooms", The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 2007 - "Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals", Morris Museum, New Jersey (National)
  • 2007 - "Pop Art 1960's - 2000's", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (International)
  • 2006 - "Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back again)", Kampa Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (International)
  • 2006 - "Time Capsule 64", The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (National)
  • 2001 - "Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (National)
  • 1981 - "Andy Warhol: The Shoe Portfolio", Watari Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (International)
  • 1978 - "Andy Warhol: Athletes", Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (International)
  • 1977 - "Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Andy Warhol from 1962-1976", Pyramid Galleries, Washington, USA (National)
  • 1970 - "Andy Warhol", Tate Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1968 - "Andy Warhol", Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden (International)
  • 1966 - "Andy Warhol. Holy Cow! Silver Clouds!! Holy Cow!", Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (National)
  • 1964 - "Warhol", Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 1963 - "Andy Warhol [Elvis portraits]", Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (National)
  • 1962 - "Andy Warhol [Marilyn Diptych, 100 Soup Cans, 100 Coke Bottles and 100 Dollar Bills]", Stable Gallery, New York, USA (National)
  • 1957 - "A Show of Golden Pictures by Andy Warhol", Bodley Gallery, New York, USA (National)
  • 1952 - "Andy Warhol: Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote", Hugo Gallery, New York, USA (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1965 - "Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme", Palais des Beaux-Arts. Brussels, Belgium (International)
  • 1963 - "Six Painters and the Object", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (National)
  • 1956 - "Recent Drawings USA", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 1954 - The Loft Gallery, New York, USA (National)

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