Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 160

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

Suite of 7 photographs taken during the John F. Kennedy presidential campaign.

Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 8x10 inches, 20.3x25.4 cm., with one slightly smaller, each with Wallowitch's credit hand stamp, and numeric notations, in pencil, on verso. Circa 1960.

Additional Details

Edward Wallowitch, who frequently photographed Andy Warhol, is purported to have been Warhol's lover for a brief period in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A number of Wallowitch's photographs were used as source material for Warhol's silkscreens and paintings. Most notably, Wallowitch photographed the still life later transformed into the iconic 1962 painting "Big Campbell's Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable)," which initiated Warhol's repeated use of the soup can motif.