Andy Warhol, ‘Cologne Cathedral Trialproof’, 1985, Aurifer AG
Andy Warhol, ‘Cologne Cathedral Trialproof’, 1985, Aurifer AG
Andy Warhol, ‘Cologne Cathedral Trialproof’, 1985, Aurifer AG

Unique screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board,
with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. Outside the Published Edition inkstamp and numbered in pencil on the reverse, with the original Authentication Board documentation, one of 80 individual unnumbered trial proofs (aside from the portfolio of four screenprints in an edition of 60 and 15 artist's proofs), published by Hermann Wünsche, Bonn.

Signature: Inkstamp and numbered in pencil on the reverse, with the original Authentication Board documentation.

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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York