Andy Warhol, ‘Beethoven (FS II.393)’, 1987, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Beethoven (FS II.393)’, 1987, Revolver Gallery

Edition of 60. 20 numbered in Roman numerals. 72 individual TP not in portfolios, signed and numbered in pencil on verso.

Signature: signed and numbered in pencil on verso.

Ludwig van Beethoven has been regarded as one of the most famous composers of all
time, so there is no surprise why Warhol decided to create a portfolio of Beethoven
portraits. In one of the most iconic poses of the famous composer, Beethoven 393
captures the sheer brilliance of the composer with the emphasis on the notes of his
sheet music, while also keeping the features of the portrait prominent.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States