Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 1987)
Title: Beethoven
Portfolio: Beethoven
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Work Type: Edition Prints
Work Date: 1987
Size: 40 x 40 ins.
(102 x 102 cms.)
Edition: 60, 15 AP, 10 PP, 20 numbered in Roman numerals, 72 individual TP not in portfolio
Materials: From the portfolio of four screenprints on Lenox Museum Board
Markings: Numbered in pencil and 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
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
Publisher: Hermann Wűnsche, Bonn, Germany
Catalogue: Feldman & Schellmann II.392
Availability: Contact the gallery

Based on Karl Josef Stieler’s 1819 painting Beethoven, in the Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, Germany; the musical notes are from Beethoven’s 1801 Moonlight Sonata, Opus 27, no.2.

Posthumously stamped in black on verso, Certificate of Authentity [sic] We the undersigned hereby certify this to be an original Andy Warhol work of art from his last collection entitled Beethoven  Print Number:  Fred Hugues Executor Andy Warhol Estate  Hermann Wunsche Publisher  Rupert Jasen Smith Master Printer.

There are two trial proofs numbered TP 72/72.

Bears the printer’s chop mark. 

Warhol made paintings of this subject.

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