Including: Andy Warhol-Self Portrait; Astroboy; Shiseido-Sayoko Yamaguchi; Seiko-Sportswatch; Sony-Walkman; Issey Miyake-Ads; Kirin Beer-Label; Honda-Ads in US Campaign; Nikon-AF/N8008; and Namco-Packman
264. Rupert Jasen Smith
Homage to Andy Warhol, 1989 The complete set of 10 screenprints in colors, on Lenox Museum board, the full sheets, including justifcation and original portfolio. All signed and numbered 54/100 in pencil (there were also 15 artist’s proofs in Arabic numerals, 15 in Roman numerals, 10 hors commerce and 30 trial proofs), with copyright inkstamps on the reverse, published by Galerie Sho, Tokyo. all S. 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm) Estimate $10,000-15,000
“In this portfolio Warhol’s style and technique are involved: the subject here, as such, is Warhol’s art, as it is the 10 hallmarks of Japanese industry represented. Warhol’s visits to Japan and his fascination with Japanese culture is underscored by the primacy of Walkman, Hondo and Nikon among others, in American and world culture today. These images aptly parallel Warhol’s Campbell Soup Can, Brillo Box and Coca-Cola paintings. As Japanese prints spurred the importance of printmaking in the 19th and 20th century western art, this portfolio is a ftting posthumous homage to Warhol by Japan and the medium that was the fulcrum of his creative energies.” from the portfolio justifcation note
Phillips presents Editions & Works on Paper on 23 April in New York.