Auction 001 Art, Collectables, Comics, Works on Paper and Photography
Mar 26, 2021
United Kingdom
 2 Bedford Terrace North Shields Tyne and Wear NE29 0AW

Art from Damien Hirst to Andy Warhol to Keith Haring appear in this auction.


Photography of Marilyn Monroe to vintage photographs of her, Dorothy Lamour, John Wayne, and others.


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LOT 39:

ANDY WARHOL: Revolver gun drawing.

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£ 600
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ANDY WARHOL: Revolver gun drawing.
After Andy Warhol’s assassination attempt in 1968 by Valerie Solanas, much of the violent imagery that had occupied his work of the 1960s—electric chairs, traffic accidents, nuclear explosions—vanished from his new pictures. Instead, during much of the 1970s, both famous and unfamous faces became a prominent trope. Warhol also began to incorporate different series into his silkscreens, including the infamous oxidation paintings and the “shadow” paintings of the late 1970s. Yet as the injuries from 1968 exerted their relentless and painful influence upon Warhol’s life and work, he returned in 1981 and 1982 to the subjects that he had avoided for more than a decade. 1982 saw showings on opposite sides of the Atlantic for Warhol’s Guns, Knives, and Dollar Signs, some of the most ominous and captivating work of his entire career. The revolver gun drawing 1981-1982, exhibits Warhol’s full-circle return to the events that shook him to his mortal core in 1968, this is the exact style of pistol that almost claimed his life two decades before his death.
Signed on front by Andy Warhol, and stamped by the estate and supplied with a letter from the Andy Warhol foundation.

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