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Stories The Pink Last Supper in De Nieuwe Kerk

Screen printed image of Jesus and His disciples sitting at a long table for the Last Supper.

Last Supper

If you find yourself in Europe with a day to spare in the next few weeks, take a trip to Amsterdam to see one of the most breathtaking displays of Warhol’s work this DoE has ever seen.

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam is displaying our pink Last Supper (1986) painting until November 11 as part of their Masterpieces series. Originating with a viewing of Rembrandt’s The Holy Family (1645), Masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk displays a unique iconic religious artwork every autumn. Built in the late 1300s, the church is located near the royal palace and continues its tradition of hosting royal ceremonies.

A devoted Catholic throughout his life, Warhol created several hundred drawings of Jesus, Mary, angels, and other iconic figures, and produced hundreds of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures based on da Vinci’s The Last Supper (1495-1498).  Considered to be his final masterpiece, Warhol’s Last Supper painting could not have a more meaningful presentation than the one at De Nieuwe Kerk.

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