New York / Berlin / Paris (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
artnet Auctions presents Warhol in Florida, a selection of over 50 paintings, drawings, and prints by Andy Warhol, many with a tropical theme evoking the warm weather and beach views that will greet art lovers at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. On December 1, artnet Auctions will sponsor an event with Interview magazine and the Warhol Museum at the Standard Hotel in Miami, FL, to view an unseen Warhol film, San Diego Surf.
One of the highlights of Warhol in Florida is Warhol portrait of a little boy catching a beach ball, Untitled (Beach Ball), 1984, an acrylic and silkscreen on canvas (Est. US$380,000–450,000). The boy’s identity is unknown, but the portrait was most likely commissioned by dealer Bruno Bischofberger for one of his European clients.
Also of note is an outstanding Warhol print, entitled Sunset, 1972, a unique silkscreen in rosy hues of red, pink, and yellow (Est. US$25,000–30,000), created by the artist for architect Philip Johnson’s Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis.
Two other Warhol works also elicit a Florida theme: a vibrant pink and violet Tacoma Daisy, 1982, a unique silkscreen that Warhol proposed to decorate the exterior of the Tacoma, Washington sports dome (Est. US$85,000–95,000), and the iconic Perrier, 1983 (US$45,000–55,000) a unique silkscreen on paper with a vibrant tangerine hue that came directly from the Warhol Estate.
An eye-popping hot pink and yellow silkscreen, Camouflage, 1987, is estimated at US$13,000–15,000. Since the 1980s, the Camouflage prints have continued to grow in popularity and significance, due in part to America’s continued military presence in the Middle East.
Although not specifically a Florida subject, the late Elizabeth Taylor continues to be a reigning figure in our cultural zeitgeist, and was a source of continual fascination for Warhol. The auction features two sought-after artworks: the vintage Pop print Liz, 1964 (Est. US$45,000–55,000), and a unique black-and-white photograph, Untitled (Elizabeth Taylor at a party), 1981, (Est. US$12,000–15,000) that was acquired from the Warhol Estate.
Warhol in Florida is live for bidding on artnet Auctions from November 29 to December 6, 2011.
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