Good condition. Minor scratches and wear throughout.
20″W x 28″H (each)
Thought to be the last project Andy Warhol (1928-1987) worked on before his untimely death in 1987, this collection of “Cars” prints was posthumously released as a calendar by Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz commissioned Warhol to recreate their iconic cars over their history in his famous “Pop Art” styling and while the project was never fully completed, enough source material was provided to comprise this collection of calendar prints. Initially debuted in Tuebingen, West Germany in 1988, the original set of prints went on to exhibit in Japan and Europe before becoming a part of the Daimler-Benz art collection at the Stuttgart headquarters. True collector’s pieces, each print in this limited edition set of twelve is housed in a high quality metallic frame and is unsigned by the artist.
About the Artist:
Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6th, 1928, the son of Rusyn immigrants from Slovakia. After graduating from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York City, where he worked as a successful commercial illustrator for roughly a decade. Warhol began painting in the late 1950s and by 1963, he was mass-producing purposely banal images of consumer goods and celebrities by means of photographic silkscreen prints in a movement known as “Pop Art”. The late 1960s for Warhol included his rise to celebrity in his own right, and he began making underground films that are recognized as avant-garde cinema. An assassination attempt in 1968 saw Warhol retreat from the open studio and focus on more commercial means of production throughout the 1970s and 1980s. One of Warhol’s last major collaborations was with the young American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, with whom he produced a body of work in 1984. Warhol remained active until his death in February of 1987 and he is celebrated as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
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