Lot 213: after Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Marilyn Portfolio
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
complete portfolio of ten screenprints on museum board, published by Sunday B. Morning, each bears "fill in your own signature" and publisher's stamp in blue to verso, portfolio retains signed certificate of authenticity from the publisher, unframed.
Sheet Sizes 36 1/8 x 36 1/8 in.
After Andy Warhol published and sold his well-known "Factory Addition" screenprints - including the iconic Marilyn graphic - he handed over a number of the screens to Swiss designer Sunday B. Morning to continue producing these images. Warhol ultimately had second thoughts about the additional printings, to the point where he signed and inscribed on some of the screenprints themselves that they were not completed by his hand. Each screenprint in this group exhibits impressive color combinations; when displayed as a complete set, as they are here, the effect is stunning.
All bright, precise, and richly-inked impressions on crisp sheets.
Some faint smudges to verso of sheets (likely from printing); otherwise no apparent condition concerns.