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ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

 
Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.   
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<br>The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring.
Dolf Selbachc. 198040 x 40 in.(101.6 x 101.6 cm) acrylic silkscreen on canvas
Provenance
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Christies, New York
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, Inc., Los Angeles
Private Collection, Texas
Andy Warhol's status as a father of Pop Art led to numerous private portrait commissions during his relatively short career. The cultural cognoscenti of his time would approach the artist for a portrait, at which point Warhol took preliminary Polaroid photos to begin his unorthodox working process. He broke from the traditional portrait commission process that included lengthy sessions of the artist working directly from the model, but very little about Andy Warhol was traditional.

The subject of the present work, Dolf Selbach, was a prominent German men's fashion retailer. Selbach featured his designs and the lines of Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, and Zegna (Among many others) in his numerous international locations. Also a prominent art collector, Selbach owned works by Warhol, Fernando Botero, and Keith Haring.
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