Artist: Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987).
Title: "Vesuvius #02".
Medium: Color offset lithograph.
Date: Composed 1985.
Dimensions: Overall size: 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (222 x 241 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed in black felt tip pen, upper left. Edition unknown, presumed very small. Cream wove smooth paper. Ample margins. Fine impression. Fine condition; affixed to very thin and supple archival acid-free support sheet, not mount/board. Literature/catalogue raisonne: cf. Feldman/Schellmann II.365. Comment(s): Rare. Issued to promote the 'Vesuvius by Warhol' exhibition at the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy. The show consisted of over 30 separate images of Warhol's renditions of Vesuvius. Apparently there were very small quantities of this lithograph printed for distribution at the opening night reception and they went quickly. The reception was held on July 17th, 1985 and the exhibition ran from July 18th to October 31st. Printed by La Buona Stampa. Image copyright © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [28825-2-800]