ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Piss Painting
urine on gesso on canvas
72¼ x 78½ in. (183.5 x 199.4 cm.)
Executed in 1978.
Estate of Andy Warhol, New York
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York
G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculptures 1976-1978, vol. 5B, London, 2004, no. 3929 (illustrated).
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Saturday, October 19, 1985
Ran into that artist Bill Katz who raved about the show of Jean Michel and me at Tony Shafrazi’s.
It was coming down this weekend. Jean Michel was getting all the good press, not me. And Tony’s not too happy, I guess he didn’t sell many. They were expensive—$40,000 or $50,000. It was too early, I think. I’m hanging on to my Piss paintings.
Excerpt from The Andy Warhol Diaries © The Andy Warhol Foundation. Used with permission.
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