Artist: Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987).
Title: "Butterflies [drawing]".
Medium: Color marker drawing on paper.
Date: Composed 1977.
Dimensions: Overall size: 7 x 8 in. (178 x 203 mm).
Lot Note(s): Hand-signed and dated, lower center. Drawn on light cream wove paper. Very good to fine condition. Provenance: The work comes from the collection of Urbano Quinto and was acquired by him directly from Andy Warhol in 1977 during a meeting of the two at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City. The noted Italian author, art dealer, and art collector Urbano Quinto met Andy Warhol in the 1970s at Warhol’s “factory” in New York City. Quinto acquired a number of drawings from Basquiat, Haring, and Warhol as well as other Pop, Graffiti, and Contemporary artists, directly from the artists in the 1970’s – 80’s. The original Letter of Authenticity by Urbano Quinto pertaining to this work accompanies the lot. Comment(s): Please see the attached image of Urbano Quinto with Halston, Andy Warhol, and Bianca Jagger at Studio 54, New York City, c1977 (courtesy of and copyright © by Hasse Persson). Warhol image copyright © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [30391-1-1000]