Original line drawing, black ball-point on tan paper, circa 1950/59, an unsigned work, with Warhol Foundation archive numbers verso
Authenticity : This comes with a certification of provenance from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts reference TOP200.258
Provenance: The Estate of Andy Warhol and thence , the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Acquired from them directly.
Note: This sparse yet evocative portrait showcases Warhol's ability as a draughtsman as well as his interest in the power of love, sex and desire. In the 1950s, well before his rise to Pop art fame, Warhol created and exhibited drawings of men in pursuit of his career as a fine artist in New York City. The artist made a large number of such drawings during the 1950’s in his early career.