Lot # 007
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987 American

Joseph Beuys (F. & S. II.244)
screenprint on Lenox Museum Board 1980 ~ 1983
signed and editioned PP 3/9 and on verso certified by the copyright stamp "© Andy Warhol 1980" and stamped with a blindstamp
40 x 32 in  101.6 x 81.3cm

Private Collection, Montreal

Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellman, editors, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1962 - 1987, 4th edition, 2003, reproduced page 116, State III and listed page 217, catalogue #II.244
Phaidon, “What Andy Warhol Saw in Joseph Beuys,” para. 3, http://www.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2016/february/08/what-andy-warhol-saw-in-joseph-beuys, accessed August 29, 2018

This iconic screenprint was based on a photograph taken by Andy Warhol of leading contemporary German artist Joseph Beuys. The two artists met a number of times in New York, Naples and Düsseldorf. Warhol also made paintings of Beuys, and he created a campaign poster for Beuys’s Green Party, stating that he liked Beuys’s politics.

An article on the publisher Phaidon’s website states, “The pair recognised each other’s genius, myth-like reputation and prominence, despite operating at opposing poles of a post-war art world. As the American art critic David Bourdon put it, their 1979 meeting in New York, around the time of a Beuys Guggenheim retrospective, ‘had all the ceremonial aura of two rival popes meeting in Avignon.’ ”

The catalogue raisonné states that there are three states; states II and III have rayon flock. There are 150 prints in the edition, 36 AP, 9 PP and 45 TP not in portfolios. The publisher was Editions Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, Germany / New York, and the printer was Rupert Jasen Smith, New York.

The exhibition Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again will take place at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York from November 12, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Available for post auction sale.
Price: $37,250 CAD

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