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Signed Print Edition of 70
H 81cm x W 112cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.316) - Signed Print|
|November 2013||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.316) - Signed Print|
|October 2011||Christie's New York - United States||Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.316) - Signed Print|
|April 2008||Christie's New York - United States|
|November 2002||Christie's New York - United States|
|June 2000||Christie's London - United Kingdom|
Andy Warhol’s print Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.316) draws from Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (c. 1485-1486) now in the Uffizi gallery in Florence. Warhol has cropped the seashell from which Botticelli’s Venus emerges, reducing the frame to her face, neck, and wisps of billowing red hair. The viewer is left with only the face of what is considered one of the most beautiful Venus paintings. The pop artist uses a simplified colour palette, staying true to the tones of the original image while darkening the background to teal. These choices reframe the artwork for the twentieth century.
Produced in the last years of his life, Warhol’s series, Details of Renaissance Paintings, renders masterworks of Italian Renaissance artists in the twentieth-century medium of screen printing. This particular image, one of six styles from the Botticelli series, stays true to the Quattrocento master’s palette, but updates the image with bright pinks and yellow highlights. Warhol first applied printing to Renaissance masterpieces after seeing the Mona Lisa in New York in 1963. Two decades later, he returned to the subject of the female icon with Botticelli’s Venus, giving her a similar treatment to that of Marilyn Monroe.