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From left Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Andy Warhol and Henry Geldzahler, executed circa 1979. Unique polaroid print mounted on board. 4¼ x 3⅜ in (10.8 x 8.6 cm). Estimate $15,000-20,000. Andy

‘You need to let the little things suddenly thrill you’ — when Warhol went back to nature

Andy Warhol: Better Days is an online sale of photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support its efforts to provide emergency relief to artists. As Alastair Smart explains, the photos reveal a lesser-known side to the Pop icon 

In 1971, Andy Warhol2020欧洲杯客户端下载 bought a house near the hamlet of Montauk, on the far tip of the Long Island peninsula. Called Eothen (Greek for ‘from the East’), it was located in splendid isolation — on a clifftop at the end of a winding road, 120 miles east of New York City. It took Warhol three hours to reach by car — and that was on days without traffic.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Montauk Beach House, 1982. Unique gelatin silver print. 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique gelatin silver print. 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm). Estimate: $2,500-3,500. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

He’d stay at Eothen regularly over the remaining decade and a half of his life, enjoying countless walks on the windswept beaches. Warhol hailed the ocean as ‘the biggest abstract thing around’ and captured it repeatedly in photographs — as he did the local sands, shells and rock forms, too.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Montauk Beach, 1982. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate: $2,500-3,500. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

A selection of his Montauk pictures will appear in , an online sale held in collaboration with the . Featuring 60 unique photos (existing in one print only), the sale presents a little-known side to a well-known artist.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Self-Portrait, 1978. Unique polaroid print. 3⅜ x 4¼ in (8.6 x 10.8 cm). Estimate $15,000-20,000. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique polaroid print. 3⅜ x 4¼ in (8.6 x 10.8 cm). Estimate: $15,000-20,000. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Warhol is remembered as a mover and shaker on New York’s social scene, partying with fellow celebrities at spots like Studio 54 nightclub. What Andy Warhol: Better Days 2020欧洲杯客户端下载 reveals, however, is that he also revelled in the great outdoors too, far from Manhattan.

A few years after purchasing Eothen, he bought himself 40 acres of undeveloped land near Aspen, in the Rocky mountains, in Colorado. Warhol’s initial plan had been to build a property on it, though he soon changed his mind, insisting it was ‘just too pretty’ for that.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Mountains, 1981. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate: $2,500-3,500. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

He visited the area often. Not, as so many others did, to hit Aspen’s slopes (Warhol took skiing lessons once and could barely stay on his feet) but to enjoy the mountainous, snowy landscape. Andy Warhol: Better Days  includes a number of his photos of Colorado.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Aerial View, 1980. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate: $2,500-3,500. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

2020欧洲杯客户端下载Warhol was an insatiable photographer. Wherever he went, he carried either a Polaroid instant camera or a compact Minox 35 EL camera with him. 

2020欧洲杯客户端下载He ended up taking a total of 130,000 photos with the Minox, anticipating the Instagram feeds of our image-saturated era today. ‘Having a few rolls of film to develop gives me a good reason to get up in the morning,’ he said.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Self-Portrait, 1973. Two unique polaroid prints. Each 4¼ x 3½ in (10.8 x 8.9 cm). Estimate $30,000-50,000. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Two unique polaroid prints. Each: 4¼ x 3½ in (10.8 x 8.9 cm). Estimate: $30,000-50,000. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol: Better Days2020欧洲杯客户端下载  features photos taken with both types of camera: wistfully coloured prints in the case of the Polaroid; gelatin-silver prints, in evocative black and white, in the case of the Minox.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Driftwood on Grass, 1983. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate $2,000-3,000. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate: $2,000-3,000. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

The sale will be open for bidding from April 28 to May 6, with proceeds helping to provide emergency relief to artists throughout the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Blossoming Trees, 1980. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate $2,500-3,500. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Estimate: $2,500-3,500. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Alongside the shots of Montauk and Colorado, the sale includes a handful from closer to home: capturing tulips in bloom on Park Avenue and trees in blossom in Central Park.

2020欧洲杯客户端下载Is it going too far to say Warhol was obsessed by nature? Perhaps. He did once claim that ‘land is the best art’. However, it should also be pointed out that the goal of trips to Eothen was frequently social rather than natural, Warhol being accompanied by celebrity friends such as the Rolling Stones. (The band chose to rehearse there ahead of a major US tour in 1975, for example — so loudly, according to the press, that local dogs, wolves and coyotes were left howling for weeks afterwards.)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Flowers, 1983. Unique polaroid print. 4¼ x 3⅜ in (10.8 x 8.6 cm). Estimate $3,000-5,000. Offered in Andy Warhol Better Days, 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
. Unique polaroid print. 4¼ x 3⅜ in (10.8 x 8.6 cm). Estimate: $3,000-5,000. Offered in , 28 April to 6 May 2020, Online. Artwork: © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

What one can say with confidence is that Warhol was fascinated by most things he encountered, however humble. And nature was something he encountered increasingly as his career progressed — as he gained the means to venture beyond New York to different parts of the US.

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‘You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you, suddenly thrill you,’ he once said. This was a worldview that was fitting for the photographer of clams, cattle and pine trees in the 1970s and 1980s, as much as it had been for the Pop artist who’d introduced Brillo boxes and Campbell’s soup cans into the realm of fine art in the 1960s.