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Race Riot by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Race Riot, 1964

Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, in four parts
152.4 x 167.6 cm (60 x 65.98 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (13 May 2014)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 13, 2014
Christie'sNew YorkPost-War and Contemporary Evening Sale23
$****** - ******
Race Riot
Nov 18, 1992
Christie'sNew YorkContemporary Art48
$****** - ******
Race Riot
Nov 7, 1989
Christie'sNew YorkContemporary Art74
$****** - ******
Race Riot
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Artwork Description



152.4 x 167.6 cm (60 x 65.98 in)


acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, in four parts


signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 64' (on the overlap of the upper left panel)


Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Sam Wagstaff, New York

Robert Mapplethorpe, New York

The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe, New York

Their sale: Christie's, New York, 7 November 1989, lot 74

Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Stahel, Zurich

Their sale: Christie's, New York, 18 November 1992, lot 48

Private collection, Monaco

Acquired from the above by the present owner


Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Violence! In Recent American Art, November 1968-January 1969, no. 40 (upper left and upper right panels exhibited). Pasadena Art Museum; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum; Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; London, Tate Gallery and New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Andy Warhol, May 1970-June 1971, no. 31, Eindhoven, no. 44; Paris, no. 82; London, no. 104 (upper left, upper right and lower right panels exhibited). Philadelphia Museum of Art, Silkscreen: History of a Medium, December 1971-February 1972, no. 231. Art Gallery of New South Wales; Queensland Art Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, Pop Art 1955-1970, February-August 1985, p. 89 (illustrated). Berkeley, University of California, University Art Museum; Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum, University Art Museum and Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Made in the U. S. A.-An Americanization of Modern Art-The 50's & 60's, April-December 1987, p. 186, no. 181 (illustrated). New York, Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; London, Hayward Gallery; Cologne, Museum Ludwig; Venice, Palazzo Grassi and Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, February 1989-September 1990, p. 268, no. 275 (illustrated in color). New York and Chicago only. Kunst Haus Wien; Athens, National Gallery Alexandros Soutzos Museum; City of Thessaloniki Cultural Affairs Municipal Gallery Exhibition Hall of the Port Authority; Orlando Museum of Art and Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Art, Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, February 1993-March 1994, no. 11 (illustrated in color).


R. Crone, Andy Warhol, New York, 1970, no. 416, 417, 418 and 419 (illustrated). R. Crone, Das Bildnerische Werk Andy Warhols, Berlin, 1976, no. 733-766. G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculptures, 1964-1969, vol. 2A, New York, 2004, pp. 355, 357 and 384, no. 1420 (illustrated in color). Y. Shirakura, Andy Warhol: Shinchosha's Super Artists, Tokyo, 1990, no. 30 (illustrated in color). L. Romain, Andy Warhol, Munich, 1993, no. 92 (illustrated in color). J. Baal-Teshuva, ed., Andy Warhol, 1928-1987: Works from the Collections of José Mugrabi and an Isle of Man Company, 1993, New York, no. 11 (illustrated in color). A. Wagner, 'Warhol Paints History, or Race in America,' Representations, Special Issue: Race and Representation: Affirmative Action, summer 1996, p. 100, pl. 110, pl. 2 (illustrated in color). D. Fogle, Andy Warhol-Supernova: Stars, Deaths and Disasters, 1962-1964, exh. cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006, pp. 25 and 95, no. 48 (illustrated in color). The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 20-Year Report, 1987-2007, New York, 2007, p. 22 (illustrated in color). D. Dalton, Pop: the Genius of Andy Warhol, New York, 2009, pp. 144-145 and 238. A. Kamara, 'Civil Rights in Black and White: The Life Photographs of Flip Schulke and Charles Moore,' International Journal of the Image, 2012, vol. 2, issue 2, pp. 20-21 and 27 (illustrated in color).