$35,000-$50,000 Value Indicator
$30,000-$50,000 Value Indicator
¥170,000-¥250,000 Value Indicator
€22,000-€35,000 Value Indicator
$190,000-$270,000 Value Indicator
¥3,460,000-¥5,090,000 Value Indicator
$24,000-$35,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 102cm x W 76cm
Edition size: 150
The value of Andy Warhol’s Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181) (signed) is estimated to be worth between £19,000 to £28,000. This screenprint has seen a total of 5 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £14,000 in February 2019 to £25,000 in October 2020. The average return to the seller is £15,597 and the artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 9%. The first sale at auction was in February 2019 and the edition size of this artwork is limited to 150.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2022||Christie's New York - United States||Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181) - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181) - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Bonhams New York - United States||Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181) - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181) - Signed Print|
|April 2003||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181) - Signed Print|
In Muhammad Ali (F. & S. II.181), Andy Warhol represents the fist and chest of the boxer, orator, and activist in screen print. The artist took polaroid photographs of Muhammad Ali in 1977. From these photographs, he created this screen print by cropping, highlighting, outlining, and adding pops of colour for emphasis. Here, Warhol has emphasized the curled fist of the fighter by colouring it a reddish brown and outlining the thumb line with aqua. The outlines give the fist a sense of motion, as if it were poised to strike at any moment. This draws the viewer's attention to the famous hand as it curls against his muscular chest.
This particular print of Muhammed Ali comes from a larger series of images of Ali, entitled Muhammad Ali. Warhol first began to represent athletes with this series in the 1970s when Richard Weisman commissioned a sports series. The four images of Ali were accompanied by images of Pelé, Jack Nicklaus, and others. Although Warhol himself was not a sports fan, these images remain in line with his overarching obsession with celebrity and fame. This image of Ali’s fist particularly evokes this idea as it does not show the boxer's face but remains instantly recognizable as him.