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SUNSET. 1972. UNIQUE TRIAL PRINT.

£9,500.00

NYC: David Whitney, 1972
86.4 x 86.4cm, original four colour silkscreen on archival board, the image being that of an abstracted sunset in garish colours.
This is part of the series of 632 prints made by Warhol on the subject – Warhol issued 40 portfolios for sale and then the remaining works (each one unique in colour combinations) were retained by the architects Johnson & Burgee for their Hotel Marquette project  where they were put on display in the hotel. The architects having displayed the works then issued 470 of them for sale as a signed and numbered edition however 120 of the prints were not put on sale – this is one of those prints.
Hence this is a unique trial print with different colours from all the others. Warhol often issued trial prints (made by the artist to test out different colour combinations before a final decision on the version to be editioned).  Trial prints are usually much more expensive than the issued edition as they are all unique but this is more affordable due to the lack of a signature – but it is very much an original Warhol printed during the artist’s lifetime.
This is an unsigned example but with the required rubber stamp impression (“Hotel Marquette Prints”) on the reverse.
This is in very good condition and has been framed in wood, glass and acid free backing board.
Please note shipping will be an additional charge due to weight of the frame.

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