Acetate Negative with Hand Coloring from Warhol's Studio - The Factory (Unframed)
14 1/2 × 12 1/2 in
36.8 × 31.8 cm
This unique photographic negative with hand coloring by Andy Warhol depicts Jane Holzer, considered one of Andy Warhol’s first superstars, who was discovered while modeling for Vogue. Warhol used this acetate to create his color silkscreen print of Holzer. The Pop artist would transfer the acetate to a transparency, allowing an image to be magnified and projected onto a screen. This portrait has superb provenance as it came directly from Andy Warhol's studio, The Factory, to Warhol's printer. This acetate was delivered by Warhol to Eunice and Jackson Lowell, owners of Chromacomp, a fine art printing studio in New York City. During the 1970s and 1980s, Chromacomp was the premier atelier for fine art limited edition silkscreen prints; Chromacomp was the largest studio producing fine art prints in the world for artists such as Andy Warhol, LeRoy Neiman, Erté, Robert Natkin, Larry Zox, David Hockney and many more. All of the plates were done by hand and in some cases photographically. This work features rouge paste (the red markings) that Warhol himself applied.
Signature: Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the representative of the Lowell family, owners of Chromacomp, Inc., Andy Warhol's printer, which received this work directly from Warhol
Provenance: Acquired directly from Andy Warhol's printer, Chromacomp, Inc.