Andy Warhol, Beethoven, 1987 FS II.392
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Beethoven, 1987 FS II.392|
|Series:||Beethoven Series, 1987|
|Medium:||Color Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|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.|
Andy Warhol Beethoven, 1987 FS II.392 masterfully re-imagines the classical 19th century portrait of the composer, transforming it into a strikingly eye-catching pop-art piece that perfectly embodies Warhol’s bold creative vision. Beethoven’s figure and the paper in his hands take on fantastically colored hues and lively lines of sheet music sweep dramatically across the whole composition. Warhol was obsessed with all things celebrity and fame and this portfolio of portraits of the famous composer fits in seamlessly with his other works of famous people, like Marylin Monroe and Queen Elizabeth.
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.392 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.392.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Beethoven, 1987 FS II.392 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.