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Two Dollar Bills (Fronts) [40 Two Dollar Bills in red] by ANDY WARHOL
ANDY WARHOL

(AMERICAN, 1928 - 1987)

Two Dollar Bills (Fronts) [40 Two Dollar Bills in red]

1962


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LOT #10

JUNE 29, 2016

Christie's, London

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Sale 11797)


Two Dollar Bills (Fronts) [40 Two Dollar Bills in red] Regular price: $179.99 £ 4,450,500 GBP Premium5,985,699 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

silkscreen ink, acrylic and pencil on linen

Measurements:

82.99 in. (210.80 cm.) (height) by 19.02 in. (48.30 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed and dated ‘Andy Warhol/62’ (on the stretcher)

Exhibited:

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (on extended loan 1993-1995). Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Revolution: Art of the Sixties : From Warhol to Beuys , 1995, p. 296, no. 154 (illustrated in color, p. 272). London, Tate Gallery, The Froehlich Foundation: German and American Art from Beuys and Warhol , 1996-1997, no. 274 (illustrated, p. 277). This exhibition later travelled to Tübingen, Kunsthalle Tübingen; Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Vienna, Bank Austria Kunstforum. Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Magie der Zahl in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts , 1997, p. 258, no. 4.36 (illustrated in color, p, 109). Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, Contemporary German & American Art: The Froehlich Collection , 1999. Karlsruhe, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum (on extended loan 1999-2005). Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Monet's Legacy: Series - Order and Obsession , 2001-2002, p. 185, no. 40 (illustrated in color, p. 157). Karlsruhe, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Faster! Bigger! Better!. Signetwerke der Sammlungen im ZKM, 2006 - 2007, p. 312 (illustrated in color, p. 314). Karlsruhe, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Klio: Eine Kurze Geschichte der Kunst in Euramerika nach 1945, 2007. Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Andy Warhol The Early Sixties: Paintings and Drawings 1961-1964 , 2010-2011, p. 128, no. 22 (illustrated in color, p. 129). Karlsruhe, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Hirschfaktor , 2011-2013. Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle, Gutes böses Geld: Eine Bildgeschichte der Ökonomie , 2016, p. 135 (illustrated in color, pp. 61 and 134

Literature:

J. Martin (ed.), ‘The Art of Warhol’, in Scene , vol. 9, no. 2, April 1963 (illustrated, p. 33). A. Frankenstein, ‘American Art and American Moods’ in Art in America , vol. 54, no. 2, March-April 1966 (illustrated, p. 86). Andy Warhol , exh. cat., Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1968 (illustrated, pp. 7 and 8). J. Coplans, Andy Warhol, London 1970 (illustrated, p. 37). R. Crone, Andy Warhol , Hamburg 1970, p. 307, no. 544 (illustrated, p. 267). R. Morphet (ed.), Warhol , exh. cat., Tate Gallery, London, 1971, p. 97, no. 12 (illustrated, p. 27). Andy Warhol , exh. cat., Gendai Hanga Center, Tokyo, 1971 (illustrated, p. 95). R. Crone, Das Bildnerische Werk Andy Warhols , Berlin 1976, no. 895. G. Frei and N. Printz (eds.), The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculptures 1961-1963 , vol. 1, New York 2002, p. 147, no. 131 (illustrated in color, p. 136). D. Hickey (ed.), Andy Warhol "Giant" Size , Berlin 2008 (illustrated, p. 151

Provenance:

Stable Gallery, New York. Dayton’s Gallery 12, Minneapolis. John W. M. Good, New York. William A. M. Burden & Co., New York. His sale, Sotheby’s New York, 10 November 1988, lot. 63. Wendy Burden, New York. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993


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