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Andy Warhol Original Photograph of Jerry Hall and Keith Richards taken at Studio 54

Category: photo20
Item Number: 14057
Price: $15,000

Andy Warhol

American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Unique gelatin silver print taken by Andy Warhol at Jerry Hall's birthday party July 3, 1980 at Studio 54. In the photograph Hall is passing slices of birthday cake over her shoulder to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who is handing them out to guests while Whitney Tower, Jr., heir to the Vanderbilt fortune clowns around with a fork. Warhol was known to frequent Studio 54 with his camera, a quiet and meticulous observer of the social scene, searching out subject matter for his art work. Warhol did silk screen portraits of Hall and Jagger. This photograph measures 8" x 10". Executed in 1980 and dated July 3, 1980 on verso. 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 this photograph and a second photograph by Warhol which was included in the same lot by Christies. 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.

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