Andy Warhol, Grapes, 1979 FS II.194
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Grapes, 1979 FS II.194|
|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 right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol Grapes, 1979 FS II.194 features Warhol's classic contrasting colors, with green grapes surrounded by leaves of blue and purple, all popping against a saturated red background. Warhol created his Grapes portfolio a few years after he designed a label for French winery Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The portfolio consists of six screenprints featuring different varieties of grapes. Warhol was interested in exploring untraditional still life compositions instead of naturalistic portrayals. Using flat washes of semi-opaque color atop a sketched line work design, Warhol explores the role of color and shape in transforming easily recognizable objects into visually intriguing works of art. Inspired by his collaboration with Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the artist expands on themes of wine and grapes as common elements in traditional still life compositions. The winery invites artists from around the world to design new labels for them each year, breathing new creative life into the centuries-old brand and creating exciting and unique artistic projects.
Created in 1977, this work is a screenprint on Strathmore Bristol paper, hand signed by Andy Warhol in felt pen in the lower right. 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.194 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.194 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.194 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.