Andy warhol - “happy bug day”

Feb 26, 2020. 16:47 UTC
Andy Warhol - “Happy bug day”

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Andy Warhol watercolours on paper Descripton Paper, watercolours, hand signed Andy Warhol, two stamps behind and numbers Estate of Andy Warhol and authentication stamp. The presented object appears to be a watercolor and pencil drawing on paper with the measurements of 29,5 x 22,5 cm.


Provenance Marisa del Re Gallery, New York. Private Collection, New York. Private Collection, Germany. Private Collection, Belgium. Private Collection, The Netherlands.

Answered within about 10 hours
Feb 27, 02:54 UTC
By Grace Harlow

Fair Market Value

€4.500 - €9.200 EUR

Insurance Value

€13.700 EUR
What does this mean?

The appraised work appears to be an offset lithograph by American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) titled 'Happy Bug Day,' executed c. 1954. The print depicts various species of insects created in the artist's well known blotted line style. The artist began using this illustrative technique as a student at Carnegie Mellon and continued to use it while working as a commercial artist in New York during the 1950s. Blotted line enabled Warhol to create a variety of illustrations and is characterized by dotted, broken, and delicate lines that were often finished with watercolor dyes or applied gold leaf. The estimate provided is based on comparables recently offered and sold at auction. The appraised work's size, subject, condition (based on photographs provided), as well as the artist's current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate.In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.

This is a conditional appraisal, which means that we have not verified the authenticity of this item. Click here to learn more about the authentication resources that Mearto offers.
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