$120,000-$190,000 Value Indicator
$100,000-$170,000 Value Indicator
¥540,000-¥900,000 Value Indicator
€70,000-€120,000 Value Indicator
$590,000-$980,000 Value Indicator
¥11,120,000-¥18,540,000 Value Indicator
$80,000-$130,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 100cm x W 75cm
Edition size: 120
The value of Andy Warhol’s Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) (signed) is estimated to be worth between £60,000 and £100,000. Over the past five years, the hammer price ranges from £51,827 in April 2020 to £69,449 in June 2022. This screenprint has shown consistent value growth, with an average annual growth rate of 9%. This work has an impressive auction history, having been sold 32 times at auction since its first auction sale in June 2000. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 120.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
|April 2020||Sotheby's New York - United States||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
|January 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
|October 2018||Sotheby's New York - United States||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
|October 2018||Phillips New York - United States||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
|April 2018||Sotheby's New York - United States||Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403) - Signed Print|
The more famous of the two images from the Lenin series (1987),Red Lenin (F. & S. II.403)is a signed screen print from an edition of 120. Depicting the leader of the Russian Revolution in vibrant red, this image is based on a photograph of Lenin. The frontal half-portrait depicts the iconic figure in thought. He rests his right hand on a book. There is no distinction between the red of Lenin’s suit and the background. Shaded with black and blue, Lenin’s red beard and the bright-white book become the focal points of the image.
The Lenin series was the last that Warhol completed before his death in February 1987. Although depicting a much more serious subject than Marilyn Monroe or Ingrid Bergman, Andy Warhol’s Lenin exhibits the same interest in “celebrity” and the mass-produced image as his earlier series. Warhol highlights Lenin’s iconic features, his pointed beard and bald head, in striking primary colors. As in his images of the Electric Chair or Chairman Mao, Warhol does not seem to be making a political statement. The revolutionary is almost removed from his political context here, becoming just another recognizable image continuously reproduced.