1928 - 1987
DETAIL OF THE LAST SUPPER
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
50.8 by 40.6 cm. 20 by 16 in.
Executed in 1986.
This work is stamped by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and numbered PA82.003 on the overlap, is numbered PA82.003 on the stretcher and is stamped by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts on the reverse.
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This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some light wear and rub marks in intermittent places to all four extreme overturn edges and to the extreme corner tips. Further very close inspection reveals a few tiny media accretions to the centre of the composition. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light.
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The Estate of Andy Warhol, New York
Private Collection (acquired from the above in October 1998)
Sotheby’s, New York, 15 November 2007, Lot 307
Frank and Lorna Dunphy, London
Sotheby's, London, 20 September 2018, Lot 70
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Munich, Bayerrische Staatsgemäldesammlunen/Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Andy Warhol: The Last Supper, May - September 1998, p. 60, illustrated in colour
Marfa, Ayn Foundation at the Brite Building, The Last Supper, September 2005
“When [Warhol’s] Last Supper was displayed in Milan, in a kind of citywide two-man show with Leonardo, 30,000 people flocked to see it, hardly any of whom went to see the ‘other’ Last Supper…. When the final multivolume Popular History of Art is published, ours will be the Age of Warhol—an unlikely giant, but a giant nonetheless”