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  • Investing in Jim Dine

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This November, Rare Posters Inc. covers the American artist Jim Dine (1935 b.).

    Signed Woodblock Print, Ed 500. $3500 Signed Woodblock Print, Ed 500. $3500

    Over the span of a 40 years, Jim Dine has produced over 3000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and book designs. After moving to New York Dine quickly became an active figure in the New York art world, developing and staging the first "Happenings" with artist Claes Oldenburg. Just four years after graduating from his MFA at Ohio University, Athens, Dine’s work was included in the historically important and groundbreaking 1962 exhibition New Painting of Common Objects together with the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud. This exhibition is considered to have been the first American Pop Art exhibition, even though Dine emphasizes that his art is associated to the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature, rather than the mechanical and impersonal characteristics of Pop Art. Dine’s reoccurring figures, of bathrobes, pallets and hearts, are borne from the psychoanalysis he underwent and inspired by the subsequent study into his personal memories. The result leads to the combination of expressive and the iconic forms on rich and warm pallets bursting with color.

    BrandX serigraph, Ed 500. $300 BrandX serigraph, Ed 500. $300

    Jim Dine, who has been represented by Pace Gallery since 1976, has hosted over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide. His work belongs to collections in the Tate Museum, the Museum of Modern Art NY, the Guggenheim Museum, The Morgan Library, Museum of Fine Art Boston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The British Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art.

    Offset Lithograph, Ed. 1000. $125 Offset Lithograph, Ed. 1000. $125

    Though prolific, Dine’s work remains affordable in the spectrum of art collecting. Viable for budding collectors are special signed editions of Jim Dine posters, such as Pinocchio, which is a seven color silkscreen and woodcut, or Fortress of the Heart. Items like these reach prices between $3500 to $7500. Posters of his works, though rising in value over the past decade, are still available at the lower end of the spectrum for more casual buyers and decorators. These include works such as Heart At the Opera available for $250, Kentucky Robe for $250 and Gilbert & Sullivan for $125, as well as Multi-Colored Heart for $60 Cardinal for $25 and Two Hearts for Pathways for $25.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    Original exhibition poster. $250 Original exhibition poster. $250

    For the month of July we will also offer free shipping on select Jim Dine items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in Gerhard Richter

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This October, Rare Posters Inc. covers the German artist Gerhard Richter.

    Offset Lithograph, Ed 500. $2500 Offset Lithograph, Ed 500. $2500

    Gerhard Richter (b.1932) lived through WWII Germany in Dresden and smaller towns close to the Czech border. A notoriously bad student, Richter learned about art and art history around the age of 15 from the libraries, made by Russian troops, from confiscated homes of the wealthy. Richter later enrolled in the Dresden Art Academy and became involved with the Galerie Friedrich & Dahlem, where he had his first exhibition during his final weeks at the academy in 1964.

    Limited edition poster. $1500 Limited edition poster. $1500

    Since the 1960’s Richter has been interested and immersed in the relationship between photographic sources and painting; using photographs as his basis and rebelling against the typical notions of what paintings should be. Concurrently, Richter also moved away from typical subject matters, and began painting eclectic subjects including military aircraft, family portraits, groups of people, murder, death, dying and war. At the end of the 60’s Richter painted mostly aerial views of towns, cities and mountain ranges which investigated through abstraction and experimentation with delicate grisaille shadow paintings, grey monochromes - eventually resulting in his now famous color streak paintings. Throughout the 70’s Richter explored color blocks while grappling with the concepts of anti-expressive minimalism and ideas about the death of painting. The year 1977 was a particularly breakthrough year for Richter wherein he created a substantial number of colorful abstract works, that welcomed an array of patterns, textures, surfaces and techniques with an energetic investigatory zeal. By the end of the 1980s, Richter was among the most prominent painters in both Germany and the world, with his gallery representation shifting too to Marian Goodman in New York and Anthony d'Offay in London.

    1991 Offset Lithograph. $45 1991 Offset Lithograph. $45

    Represented by top notch galleries and alongside esteemed artists, Richter’s works have always risen in value over time, especially in the last decade. Signed offset prints of Victoria I and Victoria II were worth $714 in 2000, $1893 in 2004, $2500 in 2006 and $8000 in 2013. Similarly, signed and numbered serigraphs of the popular piece Eis 2 was worth $4500 in 2003, $8000 in 2004, $16000 in 2005 and $37000 in 2013. Richter has also produced a number of highly collectible rare and editioned lithographs that range in between $300 - $1500. Like everything Richter produces, his high quality print-multiples images are vivid, sharp and of excellent quality.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of October we will also offer free shipping on select Gerhard Richter items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in Henri Matisse

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This September, Rare Posters Inc. covers the French artist Henri Matisse.

    Original page from VERVE Editions, has a fold line down the center. Original page from VERVE Editions, has a fold line down the center. $2500

    A draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) has been ascribed with definitively influencing revolutionary developments in the early 20th Century’s artistic traditions together with Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso.

    Original stone lithograph from 1951. $850

    At the Academy Julien, Matisse commenced his career as a landscape painter following in the traditions of Poussin, Watteau and Manet, copying their paintings in the Louvre. Matisse became an expert in color theory and became an expert at creating brightly expressive works of art. This tendency placed him into the short-lived Fauvist movement - which emphasized painterly qualities over representational or realistic values. Although his work was initially received with flagrant criticism, his Nu Blue (1907) for example being burned at the Chicago Armory Show of 1913, Matisse’s works were also collected by the important and acclaimed collectors duo Leo and Gertrude Stein as early as 1906. The first work they collected of the artist was Woman with a Hat (1905). In as much his oeuvre was viewed alongside Renoir, Cezanne and Picasso during Gertrude Stein’s salons - ie: esteemed and exclusive viewings of the Stein collection inside the family’s living room attended by top thinkers and figures of the day.  During the 1940’s, with inspiration garnered from his travels to Morocco, as well as the move he made to the South of France where he would ultimately live until the end of his life, Matisse began to create “Guache Découpés”. Matisse created beautiful graphic scenes and figures which he would cut from painted paper, a method he called painting with scissors. With this method he demonstrated the ability, as a graphic artist, to playfully and simply use color for which he is  now most renowned. Matisse created numerous book covers and hundreds of lithographs at Mourlot studios in Paris.

    Viso Maschera (Yellow). $75

    Today, the top price reached for a Matisse painting at auction is $33.6 million, while original signed multiples (lithographs or etchings) of Matisse can sell at auction between $5,000 to $1,000,000 for portfolios. Prices of Matisse art works have risen over the last decades in particular. Though tempered, this trend can also be noted in original exhibition posters. In 1997, La Perruche et la Sirene was worth $50, while today it is worth $125; similarly Icarus was $25 and has risen in value to $250; The Wine Press was $20 and is now worth $200; The Dancers was $20 and is now worth $175; Polynesie, le Ciel was $50 and is now worth $275; Goldfish and Sculpture was $22 and is now worth $200; Nude with Orange was $50 and is now worth $400. For people thinking of collecting Matisse, but do not want to invest too much, this range of original exhibition posters can be a comprehensive and sustainable way to begin. Mattise lovers who are simply looking to decorate that spaces, lower end poster reproductions are readily available as well, including top pieces like La Femme au Manteau Violet for $45, Icarus for $75 and Still Life on Table for $75.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of August we will also offer free shipping on select Javacheff Christo items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in Christo

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This August Rare Posters Inc. covers the artist Javacheff & Jeanne-Claude Christo.

    L'arche de Triomphe ( YY6970-B) L'arche de Triomphe (1989), Signed Serigraph. $3500

    Javacheff Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude created environmental works of art, which include the wrapping of monumental buildings (including L'arche de Triomphe, Project for Building #1 Times Square Allied Chemical Tower New York, and The Museum of Modern Art Wrapped), and notable natural sites (such as Surrounded Islands in Miami, The Gates Project New York, and Wrapped Over the Rive: Project For The Arkansas River Colorado) around the world. Christo most commonly worked with his wife Jeanne-Claude, often turning down other projects until they could finish their projects at the time.

    Wrapped Building/Project for Building #1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York Wrapped Building/Project for Building #1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York (1985). Signed Mixed Media. $14000

    Both artists insisted that their work lacks deeper meaning and aimed to create visually astonishing works only for aesthetic impact. For all projects, the materials were recycled, and the artist duo never accepted sponsorship of any kind. Instead they financed their installation projects entirely through their CVJ Corporation (Jeanne-Claude Christo-Javacheff, President) which managed the sales of Christo’s preparatory drawings, lithographs, collages, scale models and early works from the fifties and sixties. The preparatory blueprints and collages of these ephemeral projects were made available in limited editions on arches paper. In as much collectors of Christo’s work contribute the idea and actualization of the concept as well as becoming owner of a part of the work through its various developmental stages. The prints created are in and of themselves delicate and complex oeuvres, created with the technical proficiency of an architect. This is made particularly clear in #1 Times Square which is a Lithograph in colors with a collage of fabric, thread, polyethylene, staples on wove paper mounted to museum board and both signed and numbered out of 100 in pencil by Christo.

    XX9679-B The Museum of Modern Art, Wrapped (1968), Singed Lithograph. $7500

    Christo’s delicate works have accrued value over time, proving them to be stable investments. For instance, in 1992 the limited edition signed multi-media #1 Times Square (1985) fetched $6,430 at auction while in 2014 it has been valued at $14,000. Likewise, the signed limited edition Lithograph of The Museum of Modern Art Wrapped (1968) valued at $3,272 in 1997 is worth $7,500 today. Lastly, in 1999 the signed and limited edition of L'Arche de Triomphe (1970) sold at auction for $780 whereas it is valued at $3,500 today.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of August we will also offer free shipping on select Javacheff Christo items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in Jeff Koons

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This November, Rare Posters Inc. covers the American artist Jeff Koons.

    Balloon Dog (Red) (2013) $125 Balloon Dog (Red) (2013)
    $125

    Emerging out of the Pop Art tradition, Jeff Koons (b. 1955), became renowned for reproducing objects from everyday life, mainstream media and popular culture into installations, sculpture and painting. Koons, believing that all things should be allotted equal value and importance in the world without judgement, brings to the foreground what are widely regarded as mundane and kitsch objects, removing them from their original context, and aggrandizing them to monumental statures. These objects, including stainless steel ballon dogs, heart shaped pendants, Michael Jackson sculptures, cartoon characters such as Popeye, the Pink Panther and the Hulk - some of the most banal and exaggerated caricatures of mainstream media - have become part of Koons’ personal iconography.

    Hulk Elvis Monkey Train (Blue) (2007) $125   Hulk Elvis Monkey Train (Blue) (2007) $125

    As these objects also represent the very edges of what is mainstream, commercial and mundane in the contemporary world - his works are increasingly paired up with objects and in places, like classical museums, that traditionally represent the inverse of banality to us. This bring the viewer to consider why these contemporary objects, should mean anything less than the iconography and worshiped objects of past centuries. Koon’s busts have been shown at Versailles among other busts of distinguished men in 17th century France, his plant sculptures in the grandiose gardens and his reflective stainless steel sculptures in the excessively adorned rooms. Koons’s works can also be found dispersed in Egyptian wings, greek and Roman rooms as well as medieval settings in a similar juxtaposition. In this way, Koons claims, art as a reservoir for themes, meanings and information, connects humans to their history. In fact Koons believes that artists hold a moral responsibility to empower viewers to understand and find access to artworks, so that they can find a metaphor of themselves in art objects. In as much, his works have a certain theatricality to them that pull and engage the viewer to remember and make sense of their memory and the connotations between the works and the contexts within which they find themselves.

    Winter Bears (2012) $125    Winter Bears (2012) $125

    In November 2013, Koons became the most expensive living artist at auction when his Balloon Dog sculpture sold for $58.5 million at auction. Although he is a highly collected and valuable artist, Koons is also very productive - generating works available at all price ranges. Koons has, for instance, created a series of 2500 smaller Balloon Dog sculptures available for $2000-$5000, has limited edition series of signed prints worth up to $30,000, as well as lower end collectable prints posters valued from $100 - $1000. At whichever level, Koons is unlikely to become devaluated any time soon, if ever.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of November we will also offer free shipping on select Jeff Koons items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in Robert Rauschenberg

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable modern and contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love. This June, Rare Posters Inc. covers the American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925 -2008).

    Bicycle, National Gallery (1992) $175    Bicycle, National Gallery (1992) $175

    Irrepressibly prolific, Robert Rauschenberg shaped 20th Century and post-war American Art.  At the onset of his art education Rauschenberg, who had enrolled into Black Mountain College, North Carolina, was influenced by the exceptional corps of teachers there including artists Ben Shahn, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Jack Tworkov, Franz Kline, Aaron Sisskind  and most importantly, Josef Albers. Through this rich education, Rauschenberg developed an uncommon and exceptional way of looking at the world as well as an advanced skill-set and technique to create an imaginative and formative new style of art.

    Dubbed a Neo-Dadaist, Rauschenberg created silk screens, sculptures, digital images and set designs as well as revolutionary three dimensional combines which fused paint with items collected from the street. One of Rauschenberg’s main methodology for art-making included the creation of art through found objects, changing their meaning through contextualization and ultimately revealing the beauty in things generally perceived as rubbish. Rauschenberg’s works on paper includes examples of his experimental methodology of collaging with prints and photographs. The artist introduced an innovative level of technology and new materials as he pushed the limits of what was thought possible in printmaking at the time.

    Night Shades + Urban Bourbons (1993) $125     Night Shades + Urban Bourbons (1993) $125

    Rauschenberg has influenced American and European art through his imaginative artistic experimentation. In as much the artist was the recipient of the Leonardo Da Vinci awards for the arts in 1995, recognizing his achievements in his 40 year career.

    Louisiana (1981) $125   Louisiana (1981) $125

    Since 1951, Rauschenberg’s estate has been handled by Pace Gallery until 2010, after which he was taken over by the renowned Gagosian Gallery. His works of art also belong to important museums including The National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Modern Art NY, SFMOMA, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art and MoCA  LA. Rauschenberg’s original works of art are some of the highest performers at auction and his works on paper have soared in value over the last decade and a half. In 1997 Rauschenberg’s St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 1968 was worth $30 is now worth $2800 (signed), his poster entitled Museum of Modern Art, 1971 worth $60 in 1997 is now valued at $700, and Rauschenberg’s Louisiana, 1980 poster worth $30 in 1997 is worth $250 today.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of June we will also offer free shipping on select Robert Rauschenberg items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in David Hockney

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable asset and investment portfolios with the art they love. This May, Rare Posters Inc covers the American artist David Hockney (b. 1937).

    Pool and Steps (1975) $350 Pool and Steps (1975) $350

    British artist David Hockney is associated with the Pop Art movement and renowned for his intimate portraits and naturalistic scenes of California. Over the decades Hockney has worked in depth on various series and mediums, from polaroids, to print, to painting and set design. Hockney has loved painting the brightly lit landscapes of California in plein air, but has also produced his sunny sceneries through high quality techniques of printing and etching. Throughout his career Hockney has enjoyed playing with technology and putting it to purpose. In very recent years, the boundary-pushing Hockney has evolved to creating works of art with technological tools such as iPad’s drawing tool. These 300 works were displayed in a 2013 exhibit at the De Young museum called A Bigger Exhibition.

    Amaryllis In Vase. $375 Amaryllis In Vase. $375

    Hockney's work belongs to numerous high-ranking collections including The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, The National Portrait Gallery of London, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, The New York MoMA and M.E.T., The Los Angeles County Museum, The Smithsonian Museum of Art and the Getty Museum of Art. In 2012, Hockney, was already worth an estimated $55.2 million.

    Known for his confidence as a graphic artist, Hockney’s original (exhibition) posters, many never reprinted, have become highly sought-after by collectors of contemporary fine art prints. Many of his iconic images have significantly amplified in price over the past decade and a half. Between 1997 and 2013 poster prices rose significantly: Pool Steps went from $30 to $350, A Bigger Canyon from $22 to $250, Day Pool with Three Blues from $22 to $600, Olympic Games Munich from $20 to $800, Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games from $15 to $250, Gregory Evans (signed) from $100 to $1500, Two Dancers from $25 to $125, Views of the Hotel Well from $30 to $75. A large limited edition print by Hockney, such as Triple Bill Poster (80x41) 1982, can rise in value all the way to $3,600. Serigraphs and Lithographs can be found for values even far beyond that.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    Harlequin from Parade. $500  Harlequin from Parade. $500

    For the month of May, we're offering free ground shipping within the USA on select Hockney items at RarePosters.com. Click HERE to get your collection started.

  • Investing in Roy Lichtenstein

    Each month Rare Posters Inc. offers bespoke research and analysis on the most valuable and collectable contemporary artists of today. These valuations offer a snapshot view into the trends of today’s art market and can help art lovers build valuable assets and investments with the art they love.

    Drowning Girl (1990) $900 Drowning Girl (1990) $900

    This April, Rare Posters Inc covers the American Pop-Art artist, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Lichtenstein sought an anonymous style, removing personal reference to convey the appearance of mass production. He borrowed familiar subjects like comic strips, bank notes and advertising from magazines and newspaper comics. Using a pallet of bright primary colors in his composition, Lichtenstein developed the, now famous, technique of stenciled dotted lines that mimicked and amplified commercial printing patterns. With retrospectives at the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, Stedelijke museum of Amsterdam and the National Gallery of Art, Lichtenstein’s oeuvre, once considered to be non-art, has developed to become iconic of the Pop-art movement. The artist has a wide repertoire including paintings, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, tapestry, objects and photography as well as of works on paper with which he experimented prolifically.

    Guggenheim Museum (1969). $562.50 Guggenheim Museum (1969). $562.50

    In the last 4 years Lichtenstein’s weight has been amplified on the art market, especially in 2013 when his auction results reached an all time high of $140 million at Christie’s - more than Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. In the last 10 years Lichtenstein’s price index rose 152% in the last decade tracking Andy Warhol’s index with a 2 year lag, according to Artprice and Art Market Insight. Buyers of Lichtenstein are competing for his historic works of the 1960’s and 70’s, during the forefront of the Pop-Art movement. Some of the best performing images are Lichtenstein’s rendition of Picasso’s Dora Maar portrait called Woman with Flowered Hat (selling for $50 million in 2013), Sleeping Girl (selling for $40 million in 2012) and Nude with Yellow Flower (selling for $21 million in 2013). Not just paintings are gaining value; Christie’s fetched a record price of $265,000 for a Lichtenstein print Nude with Blue Hair, State I from the Nude series in 2013.

    Aspen Jazz (1967). $2,625 Aspen Jazz (1967). $2,625

    Even though the values of Lichtenstein’s artwork are rising rapidly, half of his work - which includes mostly works on paper such as serigraphs, lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and posters - are still available for affordable prices on the market, though this group of work is also following the trends. Values  of Lichtenstein are sure to appreciate over time as even the prices in posters has seen steady growth. Lichtenstein’s 1969 exhibition poster called Guggenheim Medallion worth $50 in 1997 has appreciated to $750 value. Similarly, Drowning Girl (1963) worth $60 in 1997 is now valued at $900. For collectors looking to invest, some Lichtenstein top prints with the right image and part of editions could reach between $5000 to $10,000 at auction these days.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    For the month of April we will also offer free shipping on select Lichtenstein items at Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at live auctioneers in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

  • Investing in Andy Warhol

    Art has become the newest defining form of alternative investment this last decade, with many new collectors coming from the financial industry and emerging market buyers bringing in new capital. The art market sustained its boom while stocks and bonds fell these last few years; as the S&P500 fell 1.3%, sales in contemporary art rose 35%. According to the Blouin Art Sales Index, Andy Warhol is considered to be the #1 top performing artists on the art market today, comprising a sizable chunk of the $ 50Billion  contemporary art market; averaging $600 million in sales at auction yearly. The highest price so far paid at an Artnet online auction was $1.3 million for a Warhol. The average price per artwork is about $10,000 according to Artnet founder Neuendorf.

    Ingrid with Hat (1983). $562.50 Ingrid with Hat (1983). $562.50

    Since 1960 Warhol has been considered one of the most well known and controversial artists in American Pop-art. In fact his name and brand have become synonymous with pop art. In response to expressionism, Pop Art, burgeoning into a new era of social cultural that embodied the 1960‘s, used common images of popular media that were executed with hardline realism, and were considered new and outrageous. Pop-Art - and especially Andy Warhol’s iconography - continues to astound and fascinate audiences world-wide as synonyms for fun, luxury and fashion. Some of the world’s top collectors, like Tony Shafrazi, Helly Nahmad, Larry Gagosian and Charles Saatchi are ardent enthusiasts and zealous buyers of Warhol’s oeuvre, amplifying the demand and fascination with his work. During his life Andy Warhol was a prolific artist. He produced 4118 paintings, 5103 drawings, 19086 prints and 66512 photographs. Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. He was able to create so many works through “The Factory”, which was both the most coveted party and art scene in New York, as well as a place where apprentices execute silkscreens and lithographs under his direction. Contemporary artists like Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst have copied this industrious approach to art making in their processes as well.

    Lincoln Center Ticket (1967) $3,375 Lincoln Center Ticket (1967) $3,375

    The time period between 1962 and 1987 were especially productive for Warhol’s print works. His images of Marilyn Monroe, Jacklyn Kennedy, Ingrid Bergman, Chairman Mao, Campbell Soup cans, and his beloved cats are so renowned they have become recognizable iconography in pop culture. In line with the ethos of popular culture and advertising, Warhol created a number of original poster reproductions that were available to the wider public through museum shows. Due to the fact that poster reproductions directly relate to Warhol’s intention to create consumer art works reflecting whatever was popular at the time, original posters, with their brilliant colors, have become highly sought-after by collectors of contemporary prints and fine artworks. Great examples of these include "Lincoln Center Ticket", and original serigraph printed in 1967 for the New York Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, published by the gallery of Leo Castelli. Another example is the original poster "18 Marilyns Negative" (1985) which first edition printing was done with Nouvelles Images.

    - By Jason-Louise A. Graham

    100 Campbell's Soup Cans (1987) $93.75 100 Campbell's Soup Cans (1987) $93.75

    For the month of March we will also offer free shipping on select Andy Warhols items at www.Rareposters.com.

    Be sure to follow our monthly signature auctions at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable Auctions in which many of our top investment artists in contemporary art will feature.

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