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ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

 
Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
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<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
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<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize. Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.
<br>
<br>Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.
<br>
<br>This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize.
Joseph Beuysc. 198055 1/8 x 39 1/2 in.(140.02 x 100.33 cm) screenprint on laundry bag
Provenance
The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., New York
Tom Cugliani, New York
Private Collection
Sale: Christie’s Post -War and Contemporary Art, 18 March 2018, Lot 424
Private Collection, California

85,000

Although the Warhol of the 1980s is associated with excess and celebrity, the decade was perhaps one of his most insightful into fame, infamy, art, and society. The Pop provocateur produced, at an astonishing rate, works that mined these themes. This work featuring a repeated portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys was most likely based off a single Polaroid that Warhol took of Beuys in 1979.

Joseph Beuys was one of the most important contemporary artists whose work expanded the meaning of art through his performances and unconventional artworks that incorporated unusual but pointed material.

This piece represents the meeting between Beuys and Warhol, the union of two titans of art coming from a distinctly European and American point of view. Both artists shared an admiration for each other despite their different approaches to art. What the two shared was the ability to reflect society back onto itself and their ability to self-mythologize.
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