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ANDY WARHOL, Elvis I (Hand Signed Card) 1979, Postcard of Elvis I (hand signed by Warhol)

Andy Warhol

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Here is an extremely rare hand signed card of Andy Warhol's "Elvis I" from 1964 - one of his most iconic works. Warhol produced a series of 22 images of Elvis, of which nine are in museum collections. The singer is shown armed and shooting from the hip, with a shadowy and faintly visible double in the background. The Elvis silkscreen was exhibited at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1963, the year it was created. The auction catalogue described the work, based on a movie publicity photo, as "the deification of a contemporary warrior-saint, the towering, pre-eminent idol bearing a deadly weapon as if protecting the mythical world of celebrity itself." 

This piece has superb provenance as it was acquired from the collection of Dan Pope, longtime CBS News employee, who amassed one of the most respected private collections of artist autographs and ephemera during the 1970s and 1980s. Warhol personally signed this for Dan Pope in 1979.  We have not seen another hand signed Warhol card of Elvis I - not with this fine provenance.

SIGNATURE

Boldly signed in ink on the recto (front)

PROVENANCE

Acquired from the personal collection of respected autograph collector Dan Pope. It was mailed to Pope in a SASE on September 10th, 1979.

 

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Here is an extremely rare hand signed card of Andy Warhol's "Elvis I" from 1964 - one of his most iconic works. Warhol produced a series of 22 images of Elvis, of which nine are in museum collections. The singer is shown armed and shooting from the hip, with a shadowy and faintly visible double in the background. The Elvis silkscreen was exhibited at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1963, the year it was created. The auction catalogue described the work, based on a movie publicity photo, as "the deification of a contemporary warrior-saint, the towering, pre-eminent idol bearing a deadly weapon as if protecting the mythical world of celebrity itself." 

This piece has superb provenance as it was acquired from the collection of Dan Pope, longtime CBS News employee, who amassed one of the most respected private collections of artist autographs and ephemera during the 1970s and 1980s. Warhol personally signed this for Dan Pope in 1979.  We have not seen another hand signed Warhol card of Elvis I - not with this fine provenance.

SIGNATURE

Boldly signed in ink on the recto (front)

PROVENANCE

Acquired from the personal collection of respected autograph collector Dan Pope. It was mailed to Pope in a SASE on September 10th, 1979.

 

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Weight: 0.05 LBS
Width: 4.10
Height: 5.90
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