Artworks by Andy Warhol, as well as ephemera or items drawn from his work, are popular with collectors on Artsy. Due to the nature of Warhol's work, as well as his and his estate's relationship to other creators, it can sometimes be challenging to clearly and accurately represent these items. These guidelines are meant to help you optimize your Warhol listings for collectors on Artsy, while avoiding common pitfalls that may result in your works being unpublished.
In order for a work to be listed as by Andy Warhol, one of the following must be true:
- The work was created by Andy Warhol, during his lifetime
- The work was created posthumously, but is authorized by the Andy Warhol estate. Please note that there have been multiple iterations of Warhol's authorized body, these include, but are not limited to the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. These items can include exhibition posters as well as art merchandise, and should be listed as Ephemera or Merchandise.
If the item does not fall into either of the above categories, or where authorization cannot be confirmed, the work should be listed as "After Andy Warhol"
Sunday B. Morning prints can also be particularly confusing to catalog. As Warhol ended his relationship with Sunday B. Morning before any prints were published, all Sunday B. Morning prints, regardless of print date, are considered unauthorized.
Do not attribute the works directly to Andy Warhol. In order to maximize discoverability of your works, we recommend attributing them to Sunday B. Morning, and adding "After Andy Warhol" as the second artist, with the medium type “Reproduction.”
Please only note that a certificate of authenticity is included if it is issued by Sunday B. Morning.
Photographs, or any other works that depict or reference Andy Warhol, unless they are self-portraits, should not be attributed to Warhol. Please attribute the work to the creator of the item instead.
If a work is miscataloged, our catalog operations team will reach out with instructions to amend the listing or request additional information. If the listing is not updated or our team does not receive the information we request, the listing will be unpublished.
After three such cases, we may take action with regards to your account, such as unpublishing works, suspending your use of Buy Now and Make Offer, or suspending or terminating your account. We understand that good faith mistakes may happen, and so we will typically issue a warning before such action, although we reserve the right to take action earlier based on the severity of the misrepresentation.