Andy Warhol, Flowers 71, from Flowers Portfolio, 1970
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Flowers 71, from Flowers Portfolio, 1970|
|Series:||Flower Series, 1970|
|Medium:||Color Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from an edition of 250 in ball-point pen on verso. There are 26 AP signed and lettered A-Z in ball-point pen on verso. Each print is unique; published by Factory Additions, New York; printed by Aetna Silkscreen Products, Inc., New York.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 – New York, 1987) in ball-point pen on verso.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol’s Flowers 71 (1970) is part of Andy Warhol’s Flowers portfolio. The interactions between the primary colors are the main focus of this work—scarlet and yellow flowers are juxtaposed with bright cyan leaves. The inclusion of a jewel-toned purple flower disrupts this color scheme and adds an element of interest. Saturated color, as is typical of Warhol’s practice, is a prominent aspect of this work, exaggerating the unexpected color pairings. Warhol’s Flowers 71 is a beautiful piece of art from Andy Warhol’s Flowers portfolio.
Andy Warhol’s Flowers is based on a photo by Patricia Caulfield that appeared in the June 1971 issue of the magazine Popular Photography. The original image was cropped and the colors inverted before Warhol added washes of vibrant dyes to the flower petals by hand. The flowers depicted are hibiscus flowers, specifically the mandrinette. Flowers is often viewed as a departure from Warhol’s typical work, which is known for centering around celebrities and well-known brands. The original image was not particularly famous before his appropriation of it, and the floral subject matter is not particularly related to pop culture or commercialism. However, flowers are a subject that Warhol continually revisits in his ouevre. His work with advertisements are made powerful due to their contexts, but flowers are timeless. This is undoubtedly a reason why the Flowers series remains one of Warhol’s most popular portfolios.
Created in 1970, Andy Warhol’s Flower 71 is a color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board and is hand signed in ballpoint pen on verso. It is a unique work of an edition of 250, published by Factory Additions, New York and printed by Aetna Silkscreen Products, Inc., New York.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol, Flowers 71, from Flowers 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.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.