NY Times reports: “In 1986, Daimler commissioned the pop artist Andy Warhol to make a series of paintings to celebrate the automaker’s centennial.
The plan was for 80 works, and the subjects would be 20 of Daimler’s most important cars, including the Benz Patent Motorwagen of 1886, the first car ever built. But Warhol died on Feb. 22, 1987, of a heart attack shortly after gall bladder surgery.
At the time of his death, he had completed only 35 silkscreens and 12 large-scale drawings. They were his last works.”
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