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Andy Warhol - Prints and Multiples

Andy Warhol Committee 2000

 Original Screenprint  in colour,  1982, on Lenox Museum Board paper, signed by the artist in pencil & publishers blindstamp lower right,

Note:The Committee 2000 was an organisation which worked on projects to commemorate the year 2000.  Plans were started in the early 1980s and Andy Warhol created this work to help raise funds on their behalf.  It is a fun and whimsical piece with a celebratory undertone.  Anticipating the millennia festivities, Warhol has included a depiction of horns, party hats, and confetti, arranged in a geometric pattern; the entire composition resonates a mechanical quality, highlighted with bright pink outlines, hues of yellow, teal, blue, and purple.

Edition: 665/2000

There were also 200 artists proofs, 25 printers proofs, 50 Hors Commerce proofs and 5 Trial Proofs 

Literature: Feldman, F. & Schellmann, J. (2003) . Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, 4th ed. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.289 on pg. 128.  Further detail on pg. 218.

Size: 30” x 20” Inches (762 x 508 mms)

Printed by: Rupert Jason Smith, New York

Published by: Committee 2000, Munich, Germany.

Provenance: Martin Lawrence Gallery, USA (Label verso)


 

CARS (after Andy Warhol)

Andy Warhol Mercedes Rennwagen W125
Andy Warhol Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing
Andy Warhol Mercedes Benz W196

Mercedes 300 SLR, 1955

Rennwagen W125

Serigraph in colours on slightly structured cardboard, 

Germany 2007,

With a blindstamp of the artist’s signature

With a stamp ‘Original Licensed Product Andy Warhol Cars for ArtMerchandising & Media AG © Andy Warhol Foundation/DaimlerChrysler AG’ 

With a stamp: “Official Limited Edition of 1000. Cars PP2/1000 c Andy WarholFpoundation Daimler Chrysler AG

With the copyright annotation in the lower margin ‘© Andy Warhol Foundation/DaimlerChrysler AG / Licensed by ArtMerchandising & Media AG, www.artmm-ag.com. Published by teNeues Verlag, Kempen, Germany, 2007.’ 

Edition: 1000. 

Size:  Image: 45 x 54 cms; 

sheet: 69 x 86 cms 

Condition: In very good condition. 


 

Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing

Serigraph in colours on slightly structured cardboard, 

Germany 2007,

With a blindstamp of the artist’s signature

With a stamp ‘Original Licensed Product Andy Warhol Cars for ArtMerchandising & Media AG © Andy Warhol Foundation/DaimlerChrysler AG’ 

With the copyright annotation in the lower margin ‘© Andy Warhol Foundation/DaimlerChrysler AG / Licensed by ArtMerchandising & Media AG, www.artmm-ag.com. Published by teNeues Verlag, Kempen, Germany, 2007.’ 

Edition: HC / 500

Size:  Image: 45 x 54 cms; 

sheet : 69 x 86 cms 

Condition: In very good condition. 

 

Mercedes Benz - W196

Serigraph in colours on slightly structured cardboard, Germany 2007,

With a blindstamp of the artist’s signature

With a stamp ‘Original Licensed Product Andy Warhol Cars for ArtMerchandising & Media AG © Andy Warhol Foundation/DaimlerChrysler AG’ 

With the copyright annotation in the lower margin ‘© Andy Warhol Foundation/DaimlerChrysler AG / Licensed by ArtMerchandising & Media AG, www.artmm-ag.com. Published by teNeues Verlag, Kempen, Germany, 2007.’ 

Edition: PP / 500

Size:  Image dimensions: 45 x 54 cms; sheet dimensions: 69 x 86 cms 

Condition: In very good condition. 


 

Note:  Warhol began incorporating vehicles into his works in the 1960s and his “Cars” series was one of Warhol’s last commissions. The “Cars” series, of which this print is an example, was commissioned by art dealer Hans Mayer, who then took the paintings to Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz subsequently commissioned Warhol to reproduce cars from the company’s history, providing the artist with photographs off of which he would base his silkscreens. But from the planned 80 works and the subjects would be of of Daimlers 20 most important cars. Warhol died in 1987 and at the time of his death had only completed 35 silkscreens and 12 large scale drawings. They were his last work.This posthumous print, authorised by the Warhol Foundation shows the Mercedes 300 SLR, 1955, distributed between 1954 and 1957 from this ‘Cars’ series. The 47 pieces belong to the Daimler Art Collection and,according to Der Spiegel for the first time since 1988 they are being shown together to the public. There was a recent exhibition in the Albertina Museum in Vienna of “Andy Warhol. Cars,” which also includes works by Robert Longo, Vincent Szarek and Sylvie Fleury, totaling 60 pieces. According to the museum, the connection between Warhol and the Daimler commission reflected more than marketing prowess. The Museum notes that while cars “emerged sporadically” in the works of Italian Futurists, it wasn’t until the 1960s that the automobile “became a motif in its own right.” And artists like Warhol and Tom Wassermann were on the forefront of that movement.