Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation, 1472

Andy Warhol

Details of Renaissance Paintings; (Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation, 1472)

Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (Cold Pressed) paper.
32″ x 44″, image 25″ x 37″
Edition of 60, 15 AP, 5 PP, 4HC, signed and numbered in pencil lower left. There are 36 TP portfolios , signed and numbered in pencil lower left, containing print II.316A and one image from each of Details portfolios(II.316-319, II.320-323, II.324-327).
Portfolio of four screenprints.
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
Publisher: Editions Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, Germany / New York

Andy Warhol – Edition Prints – Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation

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Andy Warhol Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation is a range of artworks created by artist Andy Warhol.

Today Leonardo da Vici is seen as one of the most famous figures in the history of art; no painting in the world has been reproduced as often as the Mona Lisa, on other attracts so many visitors, or has been “borrowed” by so many other artist.
(Marcel Duchamp gave the Mona Lisa a mustache, Fernand Leger linked her to a bunch of keys, Kazimir Malevich included her in a collage, and Andy Warhol printed the image thirty times over by silk screen). Yet Leonardo is among the least well represented by his works; not a single sculpture survived, and the fewer than twenty paintings that remain include several that are unfinished and some in which his is not the only had.

When Andy Warhol first burst onto the artistic stage in the 1960s’, he did so by incorporating images that were firmly embedded in the American psyche. His bright and colorful paintings and serigraphs presented images that were commonplace — a soup can or coke bottle — but were transformed by his technique into artistic icons of popular culture. Warhol was most interested in image and not reality, although one could say that by casting these mass produced commercial images in his own unique style, Warhol was making a comment on the reality of living in a world that was dominated by images from the advertising and entertainment industries. Warhol’s prints are in essence images of images. They are at least once removed, and often several times removed, from reality. His famous prints of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, not to mention countless other celebrities, are based on photographs. As in the case with Marilyn Monroe, many of those photographs are of his subjects posing as a character, not as themselves, a subtle reminder that once someone achieves a certain celebrity status, they become further and further removed from their real selves. How many layers must one remove to finally see the real person depicted in a Warhol print?