FAQ's / Tutorial Andy Warhol Fakes

1. Shipping

All prints will be shipped after receiving full payment as A-Priority insured parcel and flat ways on wood board by Swiss Post. We never ship prints rolled in tubes.

To EU countries we are shipping duty free from Austria (EU).

2. Prices of Andy Warhol's Lithographs

Value of Andy WARHOL prints

Hand signed and numbered (250 series) min. $ 40000
Signed in stone (print signed & numbered as here offered) min. $ 1000
Unsigned & unlimited Sunday B. Morning serigraph / silkscreen editions min. $ 400
Posters min. $ 10

Our prices are net in US$, depending on your country you will have fees for VAT & duty. To avoid any exchange currency fees, please contact us, we will send you an invoice in your currency (Can $, €, AUD $ or others).

To EU countries we are shipping from Austria (EU).

3. Difference Sunday B. Morning serigraphs and Carnegie Museum lithographs

Sunday B. Morning prints are still printed in unlimited editions. CMOA lithographs are limited numbered editions and the print process was closed years ago. Both editions were NEVER hand signed by Andy Warhol. 

4. CMOA Edition

The Carnegie Museum of Art limited editions were edited in 1986 one year before Andy Warhol's death. They got in sale in the 1990's and beginning 2000's. Some had no CMOA stamp on verso but the most bear black or blue stamps. Because of the popularity of Andy Warhol in the last 30 years he got more and more victim of counterfeits. There are now limited "editions" of 100 or 150 offered by various editors with descriptions like: 

Stamp: Leo Castelli Gallery New York, Embossing: Georges Israel editeur, Watermark: “Arches France", Paper: Handmade paper ARCHES, Authentication: embossed by editor Georges Israel Editeur / stamped on reverse by the Leo Castelli Gallery New York

Fakes Leo Castelli
Certificate fake Andy Warhol

or SFMONA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and many more.

All marks of www.grafy.blog are of NO significance and these prints were edited in Italy in the last years and never with the consent of Andy Warhol or his Foundation.Convince yourself and try www.grafy.blog, you will see yourself!

grafy.blog stamp fakes

"Signed" Dollar notes for $ 450 are also all fakes!

Andy Warhol fake $

Andy Warhol fake

These small editions are simple posters and they were printed in late 2010's or 2020's without consent of Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol Foundation or Estate of Andy Warhol. They bear different stamps the more they have the more they should appear authentic. 

Recently are also sold prints with CMOA stamps and less known motives which were never published within Carnegie editions. You can recognize them upon different dimensions, the paper quality and many more like numbering and so on. As example you can see them on grafiart. These sellers are producing these fakes in large numbers, so they are too lazy to precise which number you will receive: "At the time of purchase, the numbering may vary."

All CMOA lithographs with this handwritten numbering were published in recent years and are fakes.

Fake CMOA series numbering

Last but not least you can simply see fakes upon holographic authenticity sticker on the back.

In recent time more and more fakes are also offered with the stamps of "The estate of Andy Warhol" and "Authorized by Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts". You cannot tell the difference to the original stamps. But there is one simple sign to identify the forgery. Contact us if you wish to have our advice.

Simply said the more stamps the likelier a counterfeit.

Buying all these fakes you are only supporting Italian mafia.

5. Refund policy

6. COA

The COA for Warhol prints came from the Board of the Warhol Foundation. The examination costs were all in all about $ 2000. It was issued for hand signed lithographs or hand paintings which have value of min. $ 40000. The Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. was a private corporation that certified the authenticity of works by the artist, Andy Warhol, from 1995 to early 2012. On the day of October 19, 2011, in a statement by the Board of Directors of Andy Warhol Foundation, it was announced that the Authentication Board was to be completely dissolved in early 2012 in order to maximize its charitable contributions to the arts.

Our Gallery issues Certificates of Authenticity (COA) and of your Ownership. All certificates and sold prints are individually registered. For security reasons the certificates are never sent together with the print.

newPOPart Andy Warhol Gallery stamp

7. Andy Warhol Fakes, Signature

Andy Warhol's signature went through changes during the course of his career. His 1950's prints were signed by his mother,  Julia Warhola.

 His 1960's prints were often signed on the back beginning his first name with a round "A" , some used a stamped signature, some just his initials. So not all of the first 250 lithographs editions were hand signed.





Andy Warhol signature
Andy Warhol signature



Andy Warhol signature

 early 60's

Andy Warhol signed


Andy Warhol signature stamp

 1967 stamp



Andy Warhol signature
Andy Warhol signature




Andy Warhol signature
Andy Warhol signature



Typical fake Andy Warhol's signature received for evaluation

Fake Andy Warhol signature

(Round A in 1966 and Andy Warhol never mentioned the year on exhibition posters)

Typical fakes supposedly authorized by Andy Warhol Foundation

Fake Andy Warhol Soup


Fake Andy Warhol Mao


Fake Andy Warhol Drawing


Fake authentication Andy Warhol Foundation

Fakes offered for resale

In principle Andy Warhol was a lazy man. But it is true, he gave occasionally to his friends or gallery visitors autographs or made quick drafts. But these occasions were rare. You will find a lot of "hand signed" prints of Andy Warhol in different auctions but also in renowned galleries. To 99 % these offered mostly offset prints are just pages torn from different illustrations (books, journals) and signed with a black or gold felt pen by somebody but definitely not by Andy Warhol.

About 95 % of all Andy Warhol signatures are counterfeits and the offers on ebay, onlineauctioneers, grafiart or other obscure online auctions go up to 99 % > good luck buying a hand signed Warhol for under $ 25000. 

Let us ask you a simple question: Who would sell a hand signed print with a value of min. $ 10000 for just $ 100?

If Andy Warhol would have signed all these prints he would have had to live for another two centuries. The value of these fakes is simply zero.

8. Valuations of Andy Warhol artwork

You are interested in an estimate of your Andy Warhol artwork?

Don't hesitate contacting us. We will help you with our experience and cooperation with the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. Due to high demand we can no more provide theses services for free. But you can buy a short or detailed expertise for a reasonable price here. Please don't contact us if you aren't ready to pay for our services.

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10. Provenance

All offered prints come directly from the editor (Carnegie Museum).

 11. Payment

PayPal, money transfer to bank accounts in Switzerland or USA in USD, €, £, AUD, CHF or others. All published prices are net in US$.

By credit card through Stripe or PayPal (no PayPal account needed), easy immediate and 100 % secure transactions and buyers protection.

To avoid any exchange currency fees, please contact us, we will send you an invoice in your currency (Can $, €, AUD $, £ or others).

12. Insurance

If not explicitly stated in the description of the artwork, all orders are insured free of charge for $ 1000. Exceeding amount has to be insured by the buyer, we decline any liability for loss or damage during the transport exceeding the coverage of $ 1000.