Andy Warhol - Magazine and History, 1983
Screenprint and offset lithograph on Rives paper, 85,1×69,8 cm
Stamp The Estate Of Andy Warhol on the reverse
Edition: 500, approximately 8 HC, signed in pencil lower right and numbered in pencil lower left
Printer: Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei and Frank Kicherer, Stuttgart, Germany Publisher: Burda Verlag, Munich, Germany
Bibliography: Frayda Feldman, Jörg Schellmann, Claudia Defendi, Andy Warhol Prints. A catalogue raisonné 1962-1987. Fourth edition revised and expanded, Feldman & Schellmann, New York, 2003, p. 133, n. II.304A.
Andy Warhol ''Magazine and History''
Magazine and History is a 4.3-meter-high painting by Andy Warhol completed in 1983 and part of the Hubert Burda Media collection.
It represent 25 covers of Bunte Magazine, a German weekly magazine that covers celebrity, gossip, news, and lifestyle matters.
Hubert Burda, owner of Bunte and Hubert Burda Media commissioned Andy Warhol to create the artwork for the inauguration of the new offices of Bunte in Munich Arabellapark. The inauguration took place on December 4th, 1983 in presence of Andy Warhol.
Hubert Burda had visited Warhol in New York City and commissioned him with several portraits. He was impressed by his approach and his magazine Interview founded in 1969. It inspired him to modernize the format of Bunte magazine.
In this print, each magazine cover is represented in a different color, acting as individual tesserae forming a different sort of multi-colored mosaic.
The painting was exhibited at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) of Munich in Die BUNTE Art exhibition in June 2018. Along Andy Warhol artwork, the exhibition included contemporary artists and photographers : Mirko Borsche, Carsten Fock, Roger Fritz, Hell Gette, Michael von Hassel , Olaf Nicolai, Anselm Reyle, Benjamin Roeder, Stefan Strumbel, Laurence de Valmy, Mia Florentine Weiss and Wolfgang Wilde.