Artwork by Andy Warhol,  Howdy Doody (from the Myth Series) (F&S II.263)

Andy Warhol
Howdy Doody (from the Myth Series) (F&S II.263)

colour screenprint with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board
signed, numbered 124/200 and stamped with Andy Warhol copyright stamp 1981 on the reverse. Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Publisher: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York
38 x 38 ins ( 96.5 x 96.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $75,000.00$55,000.00 - $75,000.00

Price Realized $60,000.00
Sale date: November 30th 2021

Private Collection, Toronto
Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann, (eds.), “Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1962-1987”, 4th edition revised and expanded, 2003, second printing 2015, listed page 122 and 217, reproduced page 123, cat. no. II.263

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, Press Release, September 1, 1981 [online publication]
The Myths Series was presented for the first time at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York at a public opening on Saturday, September 12th, 1981. Here is a excerpt from the original Press Release the gallery issued September 1st, 1981:

“The myths Warhol presents are well known. Their roots are in ancient beliefs, folklore, allegorical tales and are based on traditional stories and media creations. They represent fantasies, dreams, hopes and fears.”

“Howdy Doody” is based on Warhol’s own photograph of the original Howdy Doody.

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Andy Warhol
(1928 - 1987)