|Title:||Signed Original Andy Warhol FAB Box, Complete|
|Description:||Signed Andy Warhol FAB Box With All Inserts|
|Condition:||All contents in pristine condition. A little wear to box. My husband always said it was complete, however, there may be extra items in the box that were not original. I have no way of knowing.|
|Origin:||My deceased husband was a business associate of Warhol's.|
|Appraised By:||Sara Kinch|
|Appraiser Comments:||Thank you for the information. The artwork submitted for inquiry is an issue of a unique magazine created by American Pop artist Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) (1928-1987) United States. The magazine was known as "Aspen" and is described as a multi-media publication. Aspen was published from 1965 through 1971. Each issue was published as a lithographed box which included various items such as pamphlets, folders, movie film, small records, cards, posters, flyers and other ephemera which differed with each publication of the magazine. The magazine issue that has been submitted for inquiry is titled "Fab" and it is Volume 1, Issue #3. This particular issue was designed by Andy Warhol (and David Dalton). "Fab" is a reference to Fab Laundry Detergent. The issue was published in December of 1966. You may find more detailed information regarding Aspen at UbuWeb. Contents of "Fab" should include a flexidisc record by the Velvet Underground, a ticket book related to Timothy Leary's Berkeley papers on LSD, a flip-book "Buzzards Over Bagdad" and Warhol's film "Kiss" and possibly a film strip. The aforementioned items do appear in the photos submitted with this inquiry, along with other items in the set. Dimensions for Warhol's edition of Aspen measured 12 1/4 inches by 1 inch by 9 1/4 inches. Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received his art education at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Early in his career, the artist worked as a very successful commercial illustrator and eventually became known as a founder of the Pop Art movement. One of his most-recognized Pop images is the Campbell's Soup Can series. Warhol also created a series of photographic silk-screened images of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Warhol was founder of "Interview Magazine" and he owned a very popular NYC club known as "The Factory". The cover of "Fab" appears to be hand-signed in pen by Andy Warhol. The signature is representative of examples of the Andy Warhol's signature. Thank you for your inquiry. Sara Kinch|
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