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.
How Andy Warhol Bestowed Beethoven with Rock Star Status
LONDON | 19 MARCH