How Andy Warhol Bestowed Beethoven with Rock Star Status


As the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Sotheby’s presents a rare complete set of Beethoven screenprints by Andy Warhol. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, see how Warhol transformed an iconic portrait of the composer into a rock star persona and learn which famous Beethoven composition the superimposed notes come from. This highly desirable set is a highlight of our upcoming sale of Prints & Multiples (19 March | London), which also features other works by Warhol, including portraits of Mick Jagger, Chairman Mao and Queen Elizabeth II. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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