Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 125

 

125
Andy Warhol
Goethe, 1982.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 37,600
Sold:
€ 125,000 / $ 117,500

(incl. surcharge)
Goethe. 1982.
Silkscreen in colors.
Feldmann/Schellmann/Defendi II.270. Signed and numbered. From an edition of 100 copies. On Lenox Museum board. 96.5 x 96.3 cm (37.9 x 37.9 in).
Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York (with the blindstamp). Published by Editionen Schellmann & Klüser, Munich/New York, in cooperation with Denise René/Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf (with the copyright stamp on the reverse). [AR].
Goethe in the distinctive gaudy pop art colors.
• Andy Warhol makes the great German poet, also famous for his theory of colors, an iconic 20th century motif.
• Part of a private collection for more than 35 years
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PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (since 1985).

"Warhol's best works owe their power to his ability to focus on a seemingly banal image or a cliché (..) and to infuse that image with new vigour, so that it is both familiar and 'new' and nobody's can to tell whether the artist has an admiring, contemptuous or ironic attitude."
Mark Francis, Der späte Warhol, in: Mark Francis (ed.), Andy Warhol. The late work, 2004, S. 9.




125
Andy Warhol
Goethe, 1982.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 37,600
Sold:
€ 125,000 / $ 117,500

(incl. surcharge)