During the 1960s, artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol used screen printing as an art-making process. The commercial technique was combined with mass media as the subject matter and grew into Pop Art.
Since the days of Pop Art, Contemporary artists continue to use screen printing as a medium to create mass quantities of art work.
Hello Santa! Some Christmas spirit courtesy of Andy Warhol’s Santa Claus
Sotheby’s Warhol Record
A day after Christie’s sold a Francis Bacon for a record-setting $142.4 million, rival Sotheby’s countered by setting an auction record for an Andy Warhol work. The Pop Art legend’s monumental "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" sold to an unidentified telephone bidder for $105.4 million, well over its $60 million estimate. Silver Car Crash has previously been owned by collectors such as Charles Saatchi, Thomas Ammann, and German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs.
The price surpassed Warhol’s previous $71.7 million record set in 2007 for a smaller "Green Car Crash."
"Global participation was evident throughout the sale," said Alex Rotter, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art in New York. "When the quality is there, multiple people from different cultural backgrounds are going for it, because it’s outstanding."
Over the past 2 nights, the postwar and contemporary art evening auctions totaled almost $1.1 billion.
Unsurprisingly, the elusive street artist Banksy leads our monthly list of the top 300 artists around the world. He is closely followed by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol, who claimed the top spot in September, and Roy Lichtenstein.
"I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs." — Andy Warhol
Thepatriarchal Uncle Sam, a symbol for the U.S. government, is (unsurprisingly?) part of Andy Warhol’s "Myths" portfolio.
Fascination With Mao
“I have been reading so much about China. They’re so nutty. They don’t believe in creativity. The only picture they ever have is of Mao Zedong. It’s great. It looks like a silkscreen,” Andy Warhol, absolutely fascinated, commented on the Chinese political situation in 1971. The following year he created a portrait of the communist leader.
The New Spirit
"The New Spirit (Donald Duck)" was the title of a World War II propaganda film created by Walt Disney studios, using everyone’s favorite Duck to generate mass appeal. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary feature in 1943.
Inspired, Andy Warhol created this iconic print 40 years later.
Only the genius of Warhol could transform the symbol for U.S. currency into his own Pop icon.
Warhol, who was having a difficult time coming up with new subjects, asked a friend what he should paint. She told him to paint what he loves, which gave him the idea to "print money."
"A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it." — Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol’s painting of an oversized Coke bottle may sell for as much as $60 million at Christie’s highly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in New York next month.
According to Bloomberg, the painting is being consigned by the infamous Mugrabi family, which owns the world’s largest collection of Warhols — around 800 works! The Mugrabis reportedly bought it from billionaire Si Newhouse in 1995.
Nostalgia: Andy Warhol’s famous Ads were not simply a means to sell products, but have become an integral part of American life.
It’s the weekend. Bring it on.
After The Party by Pop Art legend Andy Warhol.
Time for Pop
We’re very excited to debut our highly anticipated Fall Pop Prints Sale, featuring 60 classic Pop works by legends such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Tom Wesselmann. This dazzling, curated selection of iconic Pop prints is perfect for both new and seasoned Pop Art collectors.
Among the sale’s highlights are two stunning prints from Andy Warhol’s 1983 Endangered Species series, which the artist once described as “animals in makeup.” Another highlight of the sale (and a MUST for fashionistas) is Andy Warhol’s rare Shoes (Deluxe Edition) (1980).
In celebration of Robert Indiana’s retrospective which opened at the Whitney Museum this week, we’re thrilled to offer the largest graphic work ever created by the 85 year old Pop artist, The Book of Love (1996).
Browse Fall Pop Art Prints online on artnet Auctions.
The Top Artists
In largely unsurprising news, Andy Warhol remains at Nr. 1 in our monthly list of the top 300 most popular Modern and Contemporary artists. He is closely followed by Roy Lichtenstein and Street Artist Banksy. Speaking of the elusive British artist, he’s taking over New York with a month-long show on the streets of the city!
Top 300 Artists
Andy Warhol yet again tops our monthly list of the top 300 most popular artists worldwide—reclaiming his position from last month’s Nr 1., light artist James Turrell.