Recovered Warhol piece finds a home
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, July 18, 2024

Recovered Warhol piece finds a home
Absolut Warhol Blue (1985) av Andy Warhol.

STOCKHOLM.- Spritmuseum and the Absolut Art Collection recently recovered the lost companion piece of the original Andy Warhol artwork for Absolut Vodka. It is entitled Absolut Warhol Blue.

The painting was one of two Warhol pieces commissioned in 1985, when Vin & Sprit AB created what was to become one of the world’s best-known advertising campaigns for its brand, Absolut Vodka. Between 1985 and 2004, 550 artists from around the world were commissioned to create portraits based on the inimitable vodka bottle outline.

Andy Warhol was the first artist brought on board. His piece “Absolut Warhol” quickly became an iconic symbol of the Swedish state-owned company’s US advertising campaign. Vin & Sprit AB commissioned two paintings from Warhol, but only one was reproduced as an advert. The other was forgotten, and when the Swedish state donated the collection to Spritmuseum in 2008 in conjunction with the sale of Vin & Sprit AB, it was not included.

When it suddenly appeared at an auction 35 years later, questions arose about its ownership, causing the piece to be recalled from the auction.

Realizing that this might be the lost Warhol piece, Spritmuseum launched a thorough investigation of its ownership. As the investigation proceeded, it quickly became clear that this, in fact, was the other Warhol.

- Spritmuseum was able to prove that this was the painting commissioned in 1985 but not included when the collection was handed over to the museum, says Museum Director Ingrid Leffler. We are grateful and happy to be able to reunite Absolut Warhol’s companion piece with the rest of the collection.

- For us, it feels fantastic that this essential artwork has come home, says Mia Sundberg, curator of the collection. We’re currently looking at how to publicly exhibit Absolut Warhol Blue as soon as possible.

Today's News

July 16, 2020

Thornton Dial and Anthony Bourdain lead Summer Fine Art Sale on iGavel

Smithsonian chief says he will look into staff complaint of racism

Van Gogh Museum launches redesigned website

The Museum of Modern Art announces transformative gift of photographs from the Gayle Greenhill Collection

The State Hermitage Museum reopens to the public

Walt Kuhn, Milton Avery, and John Singer Sargent highlight Bonhams American Art sale

Met Museum announces plans for reopening

Famous paintings go on show, without a canvas in sight

This year will end eventually. Document it while you can.

Phillips announces sale of Editions & Works on Paper, auction livestreamed worldwide

Regen Projects opens an exhibition of new and existing work by Andrea Zittel

Mary-Dailey Desmarais appointed Director of the Curatorial Division at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Black photographer making history at Vanity Fair

Perrotin opens the first solo exhibition of French photographer and cinematographer Guillaume Ziccarelli

UK slave trader statue replaced by protester sculpture

Blaine Kern, architect of lavish Mardi Gras floats, dies at 93

Christie's announces highlights included in the Magnificent Jewels sale in New York

PEER, London reopens with Alex Urie paintings

Winnipeg Art Gallery Director & CEO Stephen Borys receives Order of Manitoba

Recovered Warhol piece finds a home

Three stunning pieces of jewelry created by Anna Hu totalled US$338,781

Monterey Museum of Art announces major acquisition of David Ligare's Magna Fide

A new exhibition by John Newling opens at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

'Top Gun' helmet and 'Alien' spaceship in Hollywood props auction

Teletherapy, Popular in the Pandemic, May Outlast It

Striking Fabrication for the Stunning Come Back

How is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting the Art World?

5 Ways AI is Changing the Music Industry

The New Face of Casino Design

5 Reasons to hire professional photographer for the event

Why Oncallsc is the Best Plumber Service Company in Columbia sc, USA

All about Reputable seed banks in the US

5 Steps to Set Up Healthy Routines While Working From Home

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful