Warhol created Butterflies while he was working as a commercial illustrator. The lithograph shows the whimsical, immediately identifiable blotted lines Warhol produced using a self-engineered printing process he developed in art school. Visit Andy Warhol @ Christie's to view and bid on the Christie's curated collection.
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987). Butterflies. Offset lithograph on paper. 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) Executed in 1955. Condition Report: There are minor tears visible along the upper edge. Upon close inspection, there is a minor tear in the lower left corner.
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