*1928 in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), USA; †1987 in New York, USA
Silkscreen on canvas137 x 101 cm
The focal point of Swiss Re Germany’s collection of Pop Art is the commissioned work Neuschwanstein. For the motif, Andy Warhol chose the fairytale castle of the eccentric King Ludwig II of Bavaria, a figure transfigured by myth who died in 1886 under mysterious circumstances. Andy Warhol opted for the most well-known perspective: the castle rising up in front of the Alpensee lake, surrounded by mountains and crested by a strip of sky.Warhol produced two variants of this motif in oil and silkscreen on canvas. One is held in the collection of Swiss Re Germany and the second is on view at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich as a gift of Swiss Re. Neuschwanstein is considered the last completed work by Andy Warhol.
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