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Signed Print Edition of 60
H 100cm x W 79cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2019||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Cologne Cathedral (F. & S. II.363) - Signed Print|
|June 2014||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||Cologne Cathedral (F. & S. II.363) - Signed Print|
Cologne Cathedral (F. & S. II.363) is a signed screen print with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board produced by Andy Warhol, one of the leading figures of the Pop Art movement. Made in 1985 and coming in an edition size of 60, in this print Warhol renders the iconic Cologne Cathedral in an unconventional graphic style. Against a bright yellow backdrop, Warhol prints an image of the cathedral in grey. Warhol uses purple crayon-like lines to add detail to the print, however the artist simplifies the details of the Gothic architecture significantly through the printing process.
This print is part of a series of four screen prints, all of which depict the Roman Catholic Church in Cologne, Germany. The prints all show the same angle of the church yet vary in the colours used in the compositions. The church tends to be rendered in bright and bold colours, however Cologne Cathedral (F. & S. II.364) stands out due to the dark colours privileged in the print. The cathedral is Germany’s most visited landmark and is famous for housing the reliquary of the Three Kings.
Rendering the cathedral using bold colours and sketch-like lines means the cathedral becomes unrecognisable. It is difficult for the viewer of this print to identify the building without knowing the print’s name. Warhol intentionally does this to show how his Pop Art style can be used to significantly redefine the cathedral and transform its Gothic architecture.