Andy Warhol, Kiku, (Chrysanthemum),1983

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Kiku, (Chrysanthemum),1983
Reference:Feldman & Schellmann II. 308
Medium:Screenprint in Colors
Image Size:25 5/8 in x 19 5/16 in (65 cm x 49 cm)
Sheet Size:30 1/8 in x 22 in (76.5 cm x 55.9 cm)
Framed Size:43 1/2 in x 35 1/2 in (110.5 cm x 90.2 cm)
Edition:A trial proof, a unique color variant.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4660

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Kiku, the Japanese word for chrysanthemum, demonstrates his brilliance as a colorist and his marvelous sensibility of design. Set against a white background, the kiku's dissolve into the composition as the gradient of their petals fade in vibrancy. By fading out the saturation of the red, then pink color as you move up towards the top of the image gives the chrysanthemum's the appearance of shining. Vibrant shapes of lively yellow and pungent fuchsia contrast with the quiet emptiness that surrounds them. With an understated grace, silhouetted blossoms emerge in golden lines, creating visual intrigue by engaging with the negative space.

The chrysanthemum's take center stage, and any context that occurred in reality is now gone, and secondary to the lush flowers that command the attention of the viewer.

Kiku (Chrysanthemum), 1983 displays Warhol's expertise in screenprinting and mastery of color - which comes through brilliantly and with many layers. The touches of gold are the finishing touch to the beautiful image.

Created in 1983, this color screen print trial proof is an unsigned unique color variant. Printed aside from the numbered and signed edition of 300, 30 Artist's Proofs, 15 Hors Commerce, 3 Printers Proofs, and 5 Exhibition Proofs.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Andy Warhol screenprint Kiku (Chrysanthemum), 1983 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 final sale of the work).
1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: a catalogue raisonné 1962-1987. 4th ed. Another example is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.308.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Andy Warhol screenprint Kiku (Chrysanthemum), 1983  is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Flowers