Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus



Andy Warhol

Details of Renaissance Paintings; (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482)

Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (Cold Pressed) paper.
1984
32″ x 44″, image 25″ x 37″
Edition of 70, 18AP, 5 PP, 5HC, signed and numbered in pencil lower left. There are several TP on Arches 88 paper, 29.5″ x 41″.
Portfolio of four screenprints. 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).
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
Publisher: Editions Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, Germany / New York

Andy Warhol – Edition Prints – Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus

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Andy Warhol Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus is a rare range of artworks created by artist Andy Warhol.

Warhol’s most recognized pieces including Ingrid Bergman with Hat, Karen Kain, Jane Fonda, Marilyn, Jackie I and Blackglamma (Judy Garland), along with two of his most prominent works Venus and Annunciation.

Both Venus and Annunciation are inspired by historic Italian works interpreted and recreated by Warhol. Venus, known as one of Warhol’s most iconic and glamorous paintings, is part of his “Details of Renaissance” series, which was created in 1982 when Warhol painted his first pieces inspired by historical works of art. The painting is based on details of Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, which is in the UffiziPalace in Florence, Italy. Annunciation is Warhol’s analysis of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Annunciation” which depicts the story of the appearance of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary and his message to her. Warhol’s passion for recreating masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance resonates well with the Italian identity of the FENDI Casa brand.

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?