01-23-2020 01-23-2020
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3338B Boston
January 23, 2020 06:00 PMCalender

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Edward Kennedy

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 23, 2020 6:00PM


Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)

Edward Kennedy, 1980, edition of 300 plus proofs, published by the Kennedy for President Committee, Washington, DC (Feldman & Schellmann, II.240). Numbered and signed "155/300 Andy Warhol" in pencil (within the image) l.r. Screenprint with diamond dust on paperboard, sight size 39 5/8 x 31 3/4 in. (100.5 x 80.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Staining to lower half, handling creases near right side, not examined out of frame.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

The sheet is affixed to the window mat at intervals around the verso. Outer edges of the window mat are affixed with double stick tape to the foam core backing, but the print is not affected. One corner of the window mat was lifted in order to see part of the verso of the sheet. Please see photos.

Spotting/staining that seems to run in two irregular horitontal bands across the lower half of the print, most noticeable in the background at the l.l. near the figure's shoulder, but also in the figure's chin and at his right shoulder. The second band of spotting/staining runs along the bottom edge. Dots of foxing or staining in his shirt on the right side. Handling creases along l.r. edge, the most noticeable one presenting as a half circle (1-1/2 inch) in the black ink at the top of the figure's shoulder, and a subtle 4-inch handling crease running diagonally in the white backgound, located about 1/3 of the way up from the lower right corner.

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Edward Kennedy, &, Washington, DC