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Andy Warhol, Grapes, 1979 FS II.195

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Grapes, 1979 FS II.195
Reference:FS II.195
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-7317

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Grapes, 1979 FS II.195  is the final screenprint in the artist's Grapes portfolio consisting of six screenprints in total. The print shows two dangling grape bunches, one colored in deep purple and the other in royal blue. The color palette is rounded out with warm oranges and forrest freen. Warhol was interested in untraditional and abstracted still life compositions instead of naturalistic portrayals. Using flat washes of semi-opaque color atop a sketched line work design, Warhol transforms what would be simple and recognizable composition into a visually interesting work of art. Inspired by his collaboration with French winery Chateau Mouton Rothschild that Warhol completed a few years prior in 1975, 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 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.195 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.195 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.195 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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