Saturday, May 20, 2017

Milan and Christie's highlight Andy Wahorl's "Last Supper" series

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) "Last Supper" stamped with signature 'Andy Warhol' (on the overlap); synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.) Painted in 1986.
MILAN, Italy---This week at Christies, Inc., Andy Warhol's pink-hued “Last Supper" from 1986 was sold to a telephone bidder for $18,727,500, according to Blouin ArtInfo. It concludes a month-long focus on Warhol's series of "The Last Supper" prints including an exhibition of “Sixty Last Suppers” from March 24 to May 18. Warhol's “The Last Supper,” inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece is widely considered his greatest work. The idea for the series came from the Italian gallerist Alexandre Iolas, who had recently opened a new gallery space opposite the Santa Maria delle Grazie, the church and Dominican convent in Milan where Leonardo painted the late 15th-century original. [More]
Sixty Last Suppers (detail; 1986), Andy Warhol. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Rob McKeever. Courtesy Apollo Magazine
The Last Supper poster. Courtesy of The Huffington Post
Andy Warhol in front of The Last Supper (Yellow) (1986) at the opening of Andy Warhol – Il Cenacolo at Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, January 22, 1987. © Archivio Garghetti. Courtesy WWD.COM.