The Susan Sheehan Gallery has been handling prints, works on paper, and paintings by Andy Warhol for nearly twenty years. In addition representative examples from Warhol's famous work of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, we have one of the country's largest collection of Pre-Pop material. Consequently we are experts in buying and selling artwork from all phases of the career of this most important of 20th Century American artists.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1928 Warhol graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1949, and moved to NYC. He quickly made a name for himself as a graphic designer and illustrator, most notably as the creator of a highly touted series of shoe advertisements in the New York Times for I. Miller. This success laid to a number of design awards as well as the financial means to buy a brownstone apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side. There he installed his mother, twenty-five cats (all named Sam), and a phalanx of assistants to help him make his illustrations. It was during this period that Warhol began to make the work often referred to as "Pre-Pop." This material is categorized by a light-hearted wit and a fascination with subjects that would remain preoccupations throughout his career: movie stars, shoes, animals and flowers.