Artist: Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987).
Title: "Marilyn [Castelli invitation]".
Medium: Original color offset lithograph.
Date: Composed 1981.
Dimensions: Overall size: 6 15/16 x 13 7/8 in. (176 x 352 mm). Image size: 6 15/16 x 6 15/16 in. (176 x 176 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed by Warhol in black marker, center right. Edition of c250. Smooth wove paper. The full sheet. A fine impression with bold, bright colors. Good condition; minor creasing lower right corner; folded as issued. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Paul Marechal, “Andy Warhol Ephemera…Catalogue Raisonne, 1950-1987.” Lyon, France: Les amis du Musee de l’Imprimerie, 2018, Section 8c, no. 37A; cf. Feldman/Schellmann II.31. Comment(s): According to 'Gordon's Art Reference' the auction record for a signed example of this object is $35,393 at Sotheby's New York, March 27, 2007, lot #300A. Recently the invitation sold for $7,500 at Sotheby’s New York, 3/4/2019, lot #93. Examples of auction sales since 2013 are: $16,250 at Los Angeles Modern Auctions, May 19, 2013, lot #326; $17,653 at Dorotheum, Vienna, November 28, 2013, lot #1217; $12,245 at Phillips, London, December 12, 2013, lot #18. Published by Factory Additions and printed by Colour Editions, Inc. as an invitation for the exhibition "Andy Warhol: A Print Retrospective," November 21st through December 22nd, 1981, at Castelli Graphics in New York City. Image copyright © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [28078-1-3000]