Andy Warhol, Chanel No. 5 from Ads Series 1985
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Chanel no. 5 from Ads Series 1985|
|Reference:||FS II. 354|
|Series:||Ads Series, 1985|
|Medium:||Color Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 50 in x 50 in (127 cm x 127 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left, aside from the editions of 30 artist proofs, 5 printer’s proofs, 5 edition proof’s, 10 hors d’commerce, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 bon à tirer, and 30 trial proof. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol Chanel no.5 from Ads Series 1985 is highly rare and remarkably sought after in the art market. A part of the “Ads” series, this work by Warhol is electrifying and depicts the pinnacle of his interest with American consumerism. The Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle stands alone amidst a dark, seductive background, in which the contours of the bottle stand out. It’s an exciting piece that symbolizes female glamour, compounded by the contrasting effects of color, lines, and composition. The structure of the perfume bottle is flowered by the seemingly echoing and resounding block letters that spell out “CHANEL.” Quintessential to Warhol as an illustrator, this piece embodies luxurious lifestyles and mass produced ready-made commercial products. Vintage yet contemporary; Trendy yet modest; Accessible yet obscure—are archetypal to the mastery and creative genius of who Andy Warhol was.
Created in 1985, Andy Warhol Chanel no.5 screenprint on Lenox Museum Board is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left. Numbered from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left, aside from the editions of 30 artist proofs, 5 printer’s proofs, 5 edition proof’s, 10 hors d’commerce, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 bon à tirer, and 30 trial. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
Andy Warhol Ads Series, 1985:
Andy Warhol’s Ads series of 1985 features a variety of advertisements and logos of popular consumer brands including Chanel No. 5, Paramount, Volkswagen, Mobilgas, and Apple.
Interested in exploring the relationship between art and commerce, Warhol understood advertisements to be ubiquitous and influential forms of visual culture that could be celebrated through art. By reproducing these quotidian advertisements as art, Warhol questions the value of traditional art forms and the role of the artist in a commercial society.
Each artwork in the series features the product or brand name in bold letters, surrounded by vibrant colors and other design elements. Warhol's use of repetition and bright colors gives these advertisements a sense of familiarity and immediacy, emphasizing their power over consumer desires and popular culture at large.
This screenprint is part of a portfolio of 10 works Warhol created in 1985 titled The Andy Warhol Ads Series . Other works in the Series include Apple, Mobil, Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan), Paramount, Blackglama (Judy Garland), Chanel, The New Spirit (Donald Duck), Lifesavers, Volkswagen.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Chanel from Ads Series 1985 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, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003. Andy Warhol Chanel no.5 is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné II. 354.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany Andy Warhol Chanel no.5.
About the Framing:
Andy Warhol Chanel no.5 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Chanel from Ads Series 1985 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.