Andy Warhol, Beethoven, 1987 FS II.391
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Beethoven, 1987 FS II.391|
|Series:||Beethoven Series, 1987|
|Medium:||Color Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||40 in x 40 in (101.6 cm x 101.6 cm)|
|Sheet:||40 in x 40 in (101.6 cm x 101.6 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 50 in x 50 in (127 cm x 127 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil on verso. Printed by Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Hermann Wunsche, Bonn, Germany.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol, the publisher, and the printer on a stamped certificate of authenticity.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol Beethoven, 1987 FS II.391 features an unconventional portrait of the famous musical composer in a muted color palette. The subtle tones Warhol chooses for this print differs from the bright and ostentatious colors of the rest of the portfolio. Warhol overlays the sheet music of Beethoven's Sonata No. 14 on top of the composer's likeness, which emphasizes the music that brought Beethoven world fame. It makes sense that Warhol would want to focus on Beethoven's celebrity, as the artist was fascinated with all things celebrity and fame. This portfolio of portraits of the famous composer fits in seamlessly with his other works of famous people, a subject he returned to again and again.
Created in 1987, this color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board is hand signed in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol, the publisher, and the printer on a stamped certificate of authenticity. Printed by Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Hermann Wunsche, Bonn, Germany. Numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil on verso.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Beethoven, 1987 FS II.391 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann, A Catalogue Raisonne, 4th ed. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. II.391.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Beethoven, 1987 FS II.391 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.