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Andy Warhol, Grapes, 1979 FS II.191

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Grapes, 1979 FS II.191
Reference:FS II.191
Series:Grapes Series, 1979
Medium:Screenprint on Strathmore Bristol paper.
Sheet:30 x 40 in (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from an edition of 50, aside from 10 Artist Proofs marked 'AP,' two Printer's Proof marked 'PP,' and one Hors Commerce marked 'HC.'
Signature:This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol in felt pen in lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7313

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Grapes, 1979 FS II.191 is part of the portfolio of six screenprints Warhol created inspired by different varieties of grapes. In 1975, Warhol was invited by Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a famous French winery, to design a label for their wine bottles. Each year the winery invites artists to create a new label for the brand, creating exciting and unique artistic collaborations. Expanding on the theme of wine and grapes, Warhol created the Grapes portfolio with six richly saturated works, each featuring a different strain of grape. This print is the second in the series, and has a muted palette of greens, blues and yellows, all working together to create a dynamic and abstracted composition. Warhol was never very interested in hyper-realistic still life works, instead he enjoyed playing with color and shape to deconstruct easily identifiable objects, turning them into something new and visually intriguing.

Created in 1977, this work is a screenprint on Strathmore Bristol paper, hand signed by Andy Warhol in felt pen in the lower left.  Numbered from an edition of 50, aside from 10 Artist Proofs marked 'AP,' two Printer's Proof marked 'PP,' and one Hors Commerce marked 'HC.'

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Grapes, 1979 FS II.191 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné 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, A Catalogue Raisonne, 4th ed. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. II.191 on page 104.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Grapes, 1979 FS II.191 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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