Over 100 of Andy Warhol’s ‘Randy Summer’ prints up for auction at Christie’s as part of LGBTQ Pride Month
A unique collection of the pop-art master’s work is going up for sale through one of the world’s premiere auction houses, and if you’ve got a couple grand lying around, you might be able to snag one of these bad boys for your own.
Andy Warhol, known for his pop art and ability to turn the mundane into the extraordinary, was also a party animal. And this new line of prints straight from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Andy’s Randy Summer, provides new insight into the artists life.
Some additional details via Christie‘s:
Throughout his career, Warhol depicted male nudes through photography or drawing, often using gay underground culture as his backdrop. His visual explorations of the complexity of sexuality and desire chronicle the momentous changes within the gay community in the late 20th century, when many young men were flocking to urban centers such as New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans from their suburban and rural hometowns. With the anonymity of the city came the opportunity for a subculture that was both self-sustaining and self-defining. Warhol himself moved from Pittsburgh to New York in the summer of 1949, and witnessed first-hand both the blossoming of the gay community in the 1970s and the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic that battered the community in the 1980s.
Check out some of the works below, and you can bid online here:
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) Fire Island Pool Party dated ‘AUG 02 1982′ (on the reverse) -
unique gelatin silver print -8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) Executed in 1982. Starting bid: $2,400
Lot 8 – ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) -Candy Darling -unique polaroid print mounted on board – 4¼ x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.) Executed circa 1970. -Starting bid: $3,000
Lot 77 -ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) - Unidentified Man - unique gelatin silver print - 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.) -Executed circa 1980. -Starting bid $2,400
Lot 78 - ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) - Chippendales - unique gelatin silver print - 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) - Executed circa 1985. - Starting bid: $5,500
Lot 41 - ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) - Bodybuilder - graphite on paper - 31¼ x 23¼ in. (79.4 x 59.1 cm.) - Drawn circa 1982. - Starting bid: $8,000
Lot 83 - ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) - Warhol and Unidentified Man - unique gelatin silver print - 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.) - Executed circa 1982. - Starting bid: $5,500
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