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One of the things we love at Castle Fine Art is a fantastic story behind a collection. And it may be hard to top that of London-based artist Paul Stephenson, whose After Warhol collection has seen him dedicate over a decade to rendering the methodology of Andy Warhol using his original acetates. Described as ‘posthumous Warhols’ by the world’s foremost Warhol expert, Professor Rainer Crone, the works ask important questions about the authorship of art.

Paul’s new medium of silkscreens on paper is in keeping with the Pop Art founder’s philosophy (and our own!) that art shouldn’t just be for the elite. Paul adds: “Warhol wanted his art to be accessible so everyone could own or enjoy it. An art gallery on the high street selling Warhol’s in 2020 is pure Warhol.”

In a nod to the decision that brought down the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board in early 2012, each silkscreen is stamped ‘UNDENIED’ on the reverse. They are also hand-stamped by Paul, in a faithful continuation of Warhol’s own use of a stamped signature.

Jackie £2,950

This piece is inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Early Colored Jackie’ (1964), which depicts the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (known as ‘Jackie O’). Following the assassination of her husband, President John F Kennedy, on 22nd November 1963, Warhol became captivated by her glamourous image, which was splashed across national newspapers and magazines.

Available in four colourways:

Acra Violet

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cerulean Blue Light

Naphthol Red

Mao £1,950

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Mao Tse-tung’ series (1973), which depicts the Chinese leader and Communist revolutionary. Warhol was fascinated by the prevalence of his image in the public sphere as a ready-made icon, and with a suggestion from his long-time dealer Bruno Bischofberger created nearly 200 canvases of Chairman Mao in five different sizes.

Available in four colourways:

Acra Violet, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Prussian Blue

Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Naphthol Red

Permanent Green Deep Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium – Naphthol Red

Yellow Medium Azo, Acra Violet, Prussian Blue

Self Portrait £1,500

This piece is inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Self-Portrait’ (1964), which formed part of a series of modern-day ‘selfies’ created by the artist. Like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt van Rijn before him, Warhol’s self-portraits became some of the most influential in the history of art and over the years Warhol portrayed himself in many different outfits, hairstyles and colourways.

Available in four colourways:

Naphthol Red

Cerulean Blue Light

Cadmium Yellow Light

Acra Violet

Little Electric Chair £1,750

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Electric Chair’ (1964), which is based on a press photograph of the death chamber at Sing Sing Prison in New York, where Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for passing details about the atomic bomb to Russia during World War Two. The original work was created at Warhol’s studio in New York and forms part of his Death and Disaster series. Warhol is said to have quipped: “You’d be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Specially if the background colour matches the drapes.”

Available in four colourways:

Dioxazine Purple

Indo Orange Red

Naphthol Red

Phthalo Blue Dark

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