12 Nov '12, 8am

Warhol Icons at Christie’s

Warhol Icons at Christie’s

Christie’s has consigned an exciting Warhol canvas to its postwar and contemporary evening sale on November 14. Titled Statue of Liberty , it compels interest on several fronts. It dates to 1962, the year that Warhol became Warhol in the eyes of the world. It’s a repeated-image painting, with 24 depictions in starkly contrasting red and green. It focuses on the Statue of Liberty, thereby representing a potent symbol of America by a potent American artist. And it is the only work of its type in private hands. Statue of Liberty has a gimmicky aspect in that Warhol rendered it in 3-D. It does function as a 3-D image, but more to the point, executing the complicated experimental work required the artist to hand-screen each of the images at least twice. He made only two other 3-D canvases in 1962, and both are in museums. One is a smaller version of Statue of Liberty that resid...

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