ANDY WARHOL (1928 1987)

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ANDY WARHOL (1928 1987)
Beethoven, 1987
101.6 x 101.6 cm (40 x 40 in)
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
Publisher: Hermann Wűnsche, Bonn, Germany
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
Catalogue: Feldman & Schellmann II.391

Additional Notes:

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.