Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

My Hustler.
Letterpress window card. 22x14 inches, 56x35½ cm. Murray Poster Printing Co. Inc., New York. 1966.

Andy Warhol's film, which took on themes of gay obsession, which were new to the canon of American film at that time, was shot over an LSD-fueled Labor Day weekend on Fire Island. It is the story of an older man and his "Dial a Hustler" companion at the New York weekend destination. Although the New York Times referred to it as a "fetid beach-boy film" (11 July 1967), the film proved to be a financial success for Warhol. It premiered in December 1965 at the Film-Makers' Cinematheque, and this poster advertises a screening in the spring of the following year.