"Yves Saint Laurent" by Andy Warhol
Yves Saint Laurent by Andy Warhol
- 8” x 8”
- Archival matte lithograph
- Limited edition of 100
- Retail value: $1,400
- This item ships from the USA
Andy Warhol was an American artist known for leading the Pop-art movement, and he was renowned as one of the most influential figures in contemporary art. His works centered around the relationships between celebrity culture and commercialized goods. Some of his most famous works include Marilyn Diptych, Campbell’s Soup Cans, Eight Elvises, and many more.
This is a limited edition lithograph print of Parisian fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent that was part of the famous exhibition "Andy Warhol: Portraits of the 70s." This exhibit was featured at the Whitney Museum in New York City in 1979. Warhol was an avid New York socialite who was mesmerized by the glamour of the fashion industry. Yves was the fashion muse of Warhol, and Warhol took a plethora of Polaroid photos of Yves in serious poses to capture his essence. Only 200 copies of this lithograph exist worldwide. Each limited edition plate measures 8” x 8” with an image that is 7” x 7”.
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