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Off to Town, 1956

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Ink drawing with watercolor on paper

10.90 x 8.80 in

27.7 x 22.4 cm

Unique Work

Stamped verso by the estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. and numbered "258.009"

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About The Work

"Off to Town" is an original, unique drawing/watercolor featuring a hand-written poem alongside a stylized female figure. The distinct handwriting of the poem is based on the handwriting of Warhol's mother Julia; who often inspired or collaborated on elements of text in his early work.

This rhyming poem consists of a light-hearted conversation between a door, and it's hinges, while the figure depicts a female wearing a large, crown-like headpiece with a short dress mirroring a similar shape as the crown. Humor, magic and glamour are essential elements of Warhol's portfolio, as is the depiction of women.

This is one of the earliest examples of Warhol Caviar20 has handled. As the Warhol market continues to gallop to a stratosphere beyond, there are fewer and fewer examples of unique, original works in circulation.

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About Andy Warhol

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    Provenance: The Estate of Andy Warhol Very good condition Detailed condition report by request Note: This is a unique, original ink drawing with watercolor by Andy Warhol. It is recorded in the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It will also be included in the future Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné that is currently being compiled by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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