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  • Provenance

    Hermann Wünsche, Bonn
    Acquired from the above by Toni Schumacher in 1987

  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 390-393

  • Artist Biography

    Andy Warhol

    American • 1928 - 1987

    Andy Warhol was the leading exponent of the Pop Art movement in the U.S. in the 1960s. Following an early career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol achieved fame with his revolutionary series of silkscreened prints and paintings of familiar objects, such as Campbell's soup tins, and celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe. Obsessed with popular culture, celebrity and advertising, Warhol created his slick, seemingly mass-produced images of everyday subject matter from his famed Factory studio in New York City. His use of mechanical methods of reproduction, notably the commercial technique of silk screening, wholly revolutionized art-making.

    Working as an artist, but also director and producer, Warhol produced a number of avant-garde films in addition to managing the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground and founding Interview magazine. A central figure in the New York art scene until his untimely death in 1987, Warhol was notably also a mentor to such artists as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

     

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Property from the Collection of Toni Schumacher

18

Beethoven

1987
The complete set of four screenprints in colours, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheets.
all S. 102 x 101.9 cm (40 1/8 x 40 1/8 in.)
Each signed by the executor of the Estate of Andy Warhol, the publisher, the printer and numbered 26/60 in pencil on the stamped Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse (there was also an edition of 20 in Roman numerals and 15 artist's proofs), published by Hermann Wünsche, Bonn, all framed.

Estimate
£200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for £312,500

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Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020