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Avanti Registry
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Avanti Design
Art Prints
CEI Preliminary Drawings
Avanti Cars, a 1962 acrylic, silkscreen and pencil on canvas (54 1/4 x 28 inches) was one of the first screen-print paintings by Andy Warhol. It is signed, dated "62" and dedicated to Jay Shriver and was stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc., and numbered A129.9511 on the overlap. Executed in 1962, a seminal year in the development of Pop Art, this image represents a radical departure from previous picture making and resonates with Warhol's fascination with American consumerism and its packaging, and his criteria of "high" and "low" culture. The Avanti, introduced in 1962, may have been a glamorous and radically designed sports coupe yet the car was also undeniably a mass produced American commodity. The Andy Warhol Museum
Avanti Cars Silk Screen
Silk screen painting of "Avanti Cars."
Close-up From Avanti Car
A close-up of one of the Avanti images in "Avanti Cars" by Andy Warhol.
62 Avanti
Unsigned 1962 Avanti sketch attributed to artist Andy Warhol.
Freud Print
Book cover for "Cars" showing Mercedes with "gull wing" doors.
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