Andy Warhol’s ‘Lenin’ Leads Bonhams Prints Auction on November 19

A portrait of former Soviet Union leader and father of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, Vladimir Lenin, by American pop artist Andy Warhol, will be a highlight at Bonhams Prints sale on November 19 in London’s New Bond Street.

‘Lenin’ (1987), a screen print in colors on Arches 88, signed and inscribed ‘PP 1/6’ in pencil, is estimated at a value of £50,000-70,000. This printer’s proof, aside from the edition of 120, was printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with his blindstamp, and published by Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich. The full sheet measures 1000 x 749mm (39 3/8 x 29 1/2in).