Andy Warhol, Camouflage, 1987 FS II.408

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Camouflage, 1987 FS II.408
Reference:FS II.408
Series:Camouflage Series, 1987
Medium:Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 80.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil on verso.
ID #w-7130

Historical Description

Andy Warhol completed his Camouflage portfolio with his assistant Jay Shriver shortly before his passing in 1987. Inspired by military clothing that Shriver picked up from an army supply store, the prints are large blown up segments of the camouflage print. Warhol works to take this iconic design out of its military and tactical context, in part by using an extreme close up but also through his choice of color. Camouflage FS II.408 is done in bright neon reds, pinks and oranges. The garish colors would never camouflage its wearer into any environment and it renders the print useless, which is part of Warhol’s charming creativity. The camouflage design takes on a graphic characteristic in its blown up form. Warhol pushes his creativity to its limit in this eye catching print.

Created in 1987, Andy Warhol Camouflage, FS II.408 is a screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil on verso. Numbered from the edition of 80.

This print is one of eight screenprints in Warhol’s Camouflage portfolio, created in 1987. The other prints in the series include Camouflage FS II.406, Camouflage FS II.407, Camouflage FS II.409, Camouflage FS II.410, Camouflage FS II.411, Camouflage FS II.411, Camouflage FS II.412, and Camouflage FS II.413

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1987 FS II.408 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Feldman, F. and Schellmann, J. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: 2003. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.408.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1987 FS II.408 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.