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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 75268
Alexander the Great (Authenticated), 1982

Screenprint, on Lenox Museum Board
40 х 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Stamped, on verso, with the Andy Warhol Estate and Foundation inkstamps, annotated with an inventory number in pencil
Edition -UNIQUE-
Foundry/Publisher Rupert Jasen Smith, printer/Alexander Iolas, New York, publisher
Lot description
This “Alexander the Great” print is a UNIQUE screenprint. Warhol experimented with different color combinations and this gold and red impression is one of the most beautiful - equating Alexander with the mythical god of the sun, Apollo.

Warhol published the edition "Alexander the Great" in cooperation with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation to coincide with “The Search for Alexander” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition ran from October 27, 1982-January 3, 1983. During the early 80’s Warhol created his first prints that were inspired Masterpieces from art history. The “Alexander the Great” prints were the only works he made based on classical art. They were also the only works he made based on a sculptural source, not a painting. The sculpture from which Warhol took his inspiration was in a private collection in Geneva, Switzerland.
Alexander the Great (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Alexander the Great (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Alexander the Great (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Alexander the Great (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
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