Andy Warhol Original Photograph of Diane von Furstenberg, Warhol Foundation Authentication
Item Number: 14053
American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Unique gelatin silver print taken by Andy Warhol showing famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg at the June 1980 premiere for "Urban Cowboy," hosted at the Gaylynn Theatre in Houston, Texas, where the film was set. The premiere was followed by an afterparty at Gilley's, which was prominent in the film, and Warhol was among the attendees. Furstenberg is decked out for the occasion in a southwestern style scarf, suspenders and a sheriff's badge which reads "Disco Sucks." She appears poised to speak, giving this photograph a living quality. Warhol was known as a quiet and meticulous observer of the social scene, searching out subject matter for his art work. Warhol first met von Furstenberg at Studio 54 and went on to do a famous silk screen portrait of her. This photograph measures 8" x 10". Executed in 1980. Stamped with Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. stamps on verso. Comes with a color copy of a Certificate of Provenance from Christies, with a description and image of the photograph. This work is part of a database maintained by Christie's to substantiate provenance in the future and supply relevant information to the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné. The Gargosian Galleries is presently offering similar images by Warhol, also from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for $17,000. In excellent condition.