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Andy Warhol, Camouflage, 1987 FS II.413

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Camouflage, 1987 FS II.413
Reference:FS II.413
Series:Camouflage Series, 1987
Medium:Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Image:38 × 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Sheet:38 × 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
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.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7149

Historical Description

Warhol's Camouflage portfolio is inspired by military clothing from an army surplus store in New York city. The artist completed his Camouflage portfolio with his assistant Jay Shriver shortly before his passing in 1987. Andy Warhol’s Camouflage FS II.413 is an energetic print featuring small abstracted shapes in a beautiful and pleasing color palette of oranges, yellow, green and blue. The unusual color choices Warhol chose would never camouflage its wearer into any environment which defeats the purpose of the print entirely. This is the genius of the Camouflage portfolio: in creating camouflage patterns in outrageously bright colors, it renders the pattern useless. By taking away the pattern's practical use, Warhol forces us to view it as an art object instead.  

Created in 1987, Andy Warhol Camouflage, FS II.413 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.408, Camouflage FS II.409, Camouflage FS II.410, Camouflage FS II.411, Camouflage FS II.411, and Camouflage FS II.412

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1987 FS II.413 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.413.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Camouflage, 1987 FS II.413 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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