Andy Warhol’s MercedesBenz W196 Painting to be Sold at Auction

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Andy Warhol’s Mercedes-Benz Painting to be Sold at Auction


Back in July, a W196 Grand Prix car a sensation when it sold for million at Bonhams’ Goodwood trouncing the previous record for an sold at public auction. November, the W196 name come up yet again for auction, this time there are a cars on offer. The twelve unusual for Formula One because of enveloping streamlined bodywork, are silkscreen ink images, taken a Daimler photograph, and make up one of pop art Andy Warhol’s very works. Almost fourteen tall and fifteen feet the stunning piece was commissioned by in 1986 to celebrate the centenary of the (which Daimler arguably Warhol died just a later, aged 58.

Most people know the artist primarily for his Campbell’s cans and celebrity portraits, but he was no to using automobiles as his subject, and he was fascinated by them. In 1979, BMW let have his way with an M1 Procar as the part of their BMW Art Car Project, and in the ‘60s he featured cars in his and Disaster series of paintings. Mercedes piece, meanwhile, is of a larger series, aptly Cars, with which wanted Warhol to trace the of their designs from the Benz Patent-Motorwagen to their current and very high C111 experimental vehicles. died unexpectedly and the series unfinished, but it has been exhibited once in 1988 and again in For this particular piece, the was an obvious choice for a celebration of all Mercedes, as the radically advanced car the much-anticipated return of the Silver to Grand Prix racing and steamrolled the competition during its career. It’s an interesting for artistic representation as

well, and according to Christie’s, who is the piece at their upcoming and Contemporary Art sale in New York:

It becomes a symbol of post-war industrial challenge, and America’s with the packaged image of the Repeated twelve times, the symbol of the car is at once exacerbated and Conversely there is a remarkably and seductive quality in the way the cars are without shadows, as if they floating, and in the iridescent colors. repetition process lies at the of many of Warhol’s seminal such as the Brillo Boxes, Soup Cans or the Marilyn Warhol indulges in the American with objects, status, and fame, reveling in the lack of precipitated by obsessive material

Christie’s estimates that the will bring $12 to $16 million. to other prominent Warhol especially the $100 million Elvises that sold in 2009, it’s no record but it’s important in being a from one of his most notable as well as one of his very last. It is important because as a piece of art, the market for which has quite strong, it is on a completely level in terms of value of its association with such a known artist. Depending on kind of reception this gets from the art world, isn’t exactly predictable, it potentially drive the market for fine art even further.

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Proceeds are said to be going development for the Daimler Art Collection and its to art. Christie’s Post-War and Evening sale will place on November 12 in the Christie’s in Rockefeller Center in New York

By Andrew Newton


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