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Cupids, angels, and fairies were frequently used motifs in Andy Warhol’s work in the 1950s. The lively colors of this work, likely a draft for the layout of a book cover design, are also typical of his graphic and commercial work of the time. The lovely calligraphic writing was likely completed by the artist’s mother, who was then living with her son.

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Authenticity confirmed by the Estate of Andy Warhol, stamped on verso

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Minor light staining to the extreme edges, adhesive residue visible at upper left corner; slight buckling in the upper center and lower right corner; irregular edges inherent to the artist's process.

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Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola) (American, 1928-1987) was a leading figure in the Pop art movement. He is particularly known for the breadth of his oeuvre, as it encompassed painting, hand drawing, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music. Fascinated with celebrity culture and status, his silkscreens of pop icons and mundane objects, were particularly successful and cemented his place as a “celebrity” artist. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.

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The Summer Dancer, Clyde Miller, 1955
Lot Number 10
Ink and dye on paper mounted on linen
12.5 x 8.6 in (31.75 x 21.84 cm)
Unsigned

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The Summer Dancer, Clyde Miller
  • Dimensions
    12.5 x 8.6 in (31.75 x 21.84 cm)