Andy Warhol, 'American Man' Portrait of Watson Powell, 16 X 16 inches, synthetic polymer, silkscreen
Lot 1122
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) American Man (Portrait of Watson Powell), 1964 16 x 16in (40.6 x 40.6cm)
Sold for US$ 180,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) American Man (Portrait of Watson Powell), 1964  16 x 16in (40.6 x 40.6cm)
Lot Details
(n/a) Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
American Man (Portrait of Watson Powell), 1964
signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 64' on the canvas wrapped around the upper stretcher
silkscreen ink and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
16 x 16in (40.6 x 40.6cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Estate of Watson Powell, Des Moines, Iowa (gift of the artist to Watson Powell, Jr. in 1964)

    Note:
    In 1964, Watson Powell, Jr. commissioned Warhol to make a portrait of his father, Watson Powell, Sr., to commemorate his 32 years as the president of the American Republic Insurance Company. In turn, Warhol reproduced the image 32 times to represent Powell's years of service. This portrait along with the self-portraits and portraits of Ethel Scull, Holly Solomon, and Sidney Janis are early examples of his serializations.
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