Major work added to collection

Andy Warhol, Do It Yourself (Sailboat), 1962, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol, Do It Yourself (Sailboat), 1962, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

The Andy Warhol Museum has acquired an early and important Warhol Pop art painting to add to its collection. Warhol’s “Do It Yourself” (Sailboats), painted in 1962 is one of five paintings in existence from this rare hand-painted, paint-by number series. The painting was first exhibited in 1962 at Stable Gallery in New York where his work was first shown.

Going on view to the public beginning June 28, 2016, this 72 ¼ x 100-inch painting harkens to Warhol’s interest in providing audiences with instantly identifiable imagery from everyday life. Of the remaining paintings from this series, three are in institution collections in Europe and one is in a private collection. Other imagery depicted in this series include a seascape, violin, landscape (autumn scene) and flowers.

“Thanks to this painting and others like it, Warhol in so many ways democratized vision and opened the door for anything to be considered a subject in a work of art,” says Eric Shiner, the Warhol’s director. “Warhol posits that a dime store painting, replete with instructions on exactly how to paint, where to paint, and with what colors to paint, is just as legitimate a subject as anything else. We’re thrilled to have this key work in our collection, and we thank Gagosian Gallery for its assistance in making this acquisition possible.”

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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.




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