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Signed Print Edition of 1200
H 85cm x W 60cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Neuschwanstein is a signed screen print made by the critically acclaimed Pop artist, Andy Warhol, in 1987. The artwork was produced to commemorate the100th anniversary of the Bavarian Reinsurance Company in Munich. In this print, Warhol renders the Neuschwanstein Castle in bright orange and red. The castle is captured amongst the Bavarian village of Hohenschwangau which Warhol renders in a surreal variety of bright colours. Warhol uses thick, brightly coloured gestural lines to delineate the mountains and forests that surround the castle which makes the image look like a scene from a fairy tale.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a Neo-Romanesque palace that was built as a getaway home for King Ludwig II. After the King’s death the palace was opened up to the public and it is now a bustling tourist spot which attracts thousands of visitors each year. The castle has been used in many films and is believed to have been the inspiration for Disneyland’s Magic Castle.
Warhol was very interested in historical buildings and their grandiose architecture. Other impressive architectural feats that Warhol has depicted include the Cologne Cathedral in Germany and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. In these prints, Warhol focuses on the buildings and their designs; in Neuschwanstein, however, Warhol captures the building from afar to show how it interacts with its majestic environment.