Overview

Coskun Fine Art is a Contemporary Art Dealership specialising in works by Andy Warhol. Over the years, the Warhol market has gone from strength to strength. Recently, "Sixty Last Suppers" sold at Christie's for more than $60 million for more than $60 million, and "Six Self Portraits" went for £22.6 million ($29.3 million) in London last March. Despite the rise in prices, the public's love of Warhol continues to grow. Prints and multiples which we carry in our inventory, the most commonly traded form of Warhol's art, are currently well sought after. Recent sales have also seen an increase in buyers from east Asia, which bodes well for the future. Recent auctions have demonstrated the dramatic price increases that can occur over a relatively short period of time. "Campbell Soup I," which sold for less than $72,000 in 2002, went for around $1.2 million, and a portfolio of Marilyn Monroe silkscreens grew in value from about $271,000 to more than $3.2 million over the same period. One of Warhol's "Queen Elizabeth II" images, which sold for $4,370 in 1997, fetched more than 50 times that at a recent sale. Warhol is by far the most popular American pop artist of the 20th century. No private or museum collection is complete without his work, and the themes he addresses remain hugely relevant. The ever-increasing popularity of Warhol demonstrates how much his work still means to people.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to buy or sell a Warhol as this is our specialised niche market. As an established authority, we guarantee the authenticity and the condition of the works we sell and we offer a buy-back policy at the purchased price cash flow permitting, or we would sell the work on your behalf as long as it is kept in the original condition. If you are looking to add a Warhol to your collection or buy a Warhol from an investment point of view, we are in the best position to assist you with impartial advice.

Biography

More than thirty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes."

 

He was born in 1928 as Andrew Warhola to working class parents from present day Slovakia.  In 1949, he moved from Pittsburgh to New York.  Initially working as a commercial illustrator, his skill at transforming the imagery of American culture soon found its realisation in his ground-breaking pop art when he exhibited paintings of Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and wooden replicas of Brillo soap pad boxes.  Some of his best know works include the silkscreen paintings include Marilyn Diptych (1962), Silver Car Crash, Eight Elvisses (1963), Coca Cola (1962). 

 

Warhol famously said that "business art is the step that comes after Art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist." He became one of the world most successful artists, and made screen prints, sculptures, films, managed a band, and even designed wallpaper - projects that were often highly lucrative (and always built his brand).

 

Warhol died in 1987 at the age of 58  after a rather routine gallbladder operation.

 

 

 

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