Andy Warhol Original Photograph of Halston and a Geisha Drag Queen at Studio 54
Item Number: 14058
Andy Warhol, American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Unique gelatin silver print taken by Andy Warhol of American fashion designer Roy Halston with a Geisha Drag Queen at Studio 54. Halston was known as the first ever American "celebrity" designer for his discotheque style dresses popular in the 1970s and was a friend of Warhol. 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 multiple silk screen portraits of Halston. This photograph measures 8" x 10". Executed in 1980 and dated November 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. 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.