Andy Warhol - Beethoven - image-1

Lot 544 D

Andy Warhol - Beethoven

Auction 1042 - overview Cologne
29.11.2014, 12:00 - Contemporary Art
Estimate: 40.000 € - 45.000 €
Result: 124.000 € (incl. premium)

Andy Warhol


Colour silkscreen on Lenox museum board. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Framed under glass. Numbered 14/60. Print 1 of the same-named series. Edition Hermann Wünsche, Bonn. Stamped "CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY", from the testamentary executor, editor and printers each authorized. - Minor traces of age.

„I really would still rather do just a silkscreen of the face without all the rest, but people expect just a little bit more. That´s why I put in all the drawing. (Andy Warhol, 1981)

Since the mid-1970s, Warhol has expanded his repertory of subjects and stylistic devices, while remaining committed to silkscreen as the exclusive medium for his paintings and prints. […] Warhol´s recent prints are primarily portraits and still lifes, reflecting some continuities in theme and style as well as significant differences which distinguish his earlier and later work. His portraits from this period extend the range of mass media celebrities taken from the worlds of entertainment, sports, politics and the arts and include historical figures as well. […] From this point on, both collage effects and drawing are found in most of his prints, giving them a self-consciously artistic, often arty, look and distinguishing them from his ealier silkscreens for which the impersonal, mechanical quality of painting was an essential part of their meaning.“ (Roberta Bernstein, Warhol as Printmarker, in: Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann (ed.), Andy Warhol Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné, Munich and New York 1985, p.16/17)

Catalogue Raisonné

Feldman/Schellmann/Defendi II.390