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Flowers

Flowers, 1970 by Andy Warhol is an original screenprint. This print is signed and numbered from an edition of 250. Published by Factory Additions, New York, printed by Aetna Silkscreen Products, Inc., New York. F&S.II.70.

When Warhol began to experiment with screenprinting in the 1960’s, the practice was not a widely used medium. It was a lengthy process that required an exorbitant amount of patience and a keen eye for detail. It was also not unanimously understood as an art form, due to the interference of a machine, which created skepticism by many whose traditional views of art required direct contact between the artist and his choice medium.

Following Andy Warhol’s famously censored work The Thirteen Most Wanted Men, which featured the mug shots of criminals, Warhol created the Flowers portfolio in the 1970s. Flowers are often representative of fragility and purity, the paintings then were a drastic departure in content following the display of The Thirteen Most Wanted Men. At the time Warhol created these works, the Flower Power movement was well established and while the artist himself was not a part of the movement, it was perhaps an influence in the making of these works.  Warhol continued with floral imagery in his portfolios Flowers (Black and White) and Flowers (Hand-Colored).

Medium

Screenprint

Year

1970

Edition

250

Signature

Signed, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

F&S.II.70

Size 36 x 36 (in)
91 x 91 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Flowers, 1970 by Andy Warhol is an original screenprint. This print is signed and numbered from an edition of 250. Published by Factory Additions, New York, printed by Aetna Silkscreen Products, Inc., New York. F&S.II.70.

When Warhol began to experiment with screenprinting in the 1960’s, the practice was not a widely used medium. It was a lengthy process that required an exorbitant amount of patience and a keen eye for detail. It was also not unanimously understood as an art form, due to the interference of a machine, which created skepticism by many whose traditional views of art required direct contact between the artist and his choice medium.

Following Andy Warhol’s famously censored work The Thirteen Most Wanted Men, which featured the mug shots of criminals, Warhol created the Flowers portfolio in the 1970s. Flowers are often representative of fragility and purity, the paintings then were a drastic departure in content following the display of The Thirteen Most Wanted Men. At the time Warhol created these works, the Flower Power movement was well established and while the artist himself was not a part of the movement, it was perhaps an influence in the making of these works.  Warhol continued with floral imagery in his portfolios Flowers (Black and White) and Flowers (Hand-Colored).

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Medium

Screenprint

Year

1970

Edition

250

Signature

Signed, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

F&S.II.70

Size 36 x 36 (in)
91 x 91 (cm)
Price Price on Request