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Andy Warhol, Life Savers, Unique Trial Proof, 1985

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Life Savers, Unique Trial Proof, 1985
Reference:FS II.353
Series:Ads Series, 1985
Medium:Unique Trial Proof Screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board
Sheet:38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 30 trial proofs, aside from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol in pencil in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6787
Price on Request

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Life Savers, Unique Trial Proof, 1985 is a unique trial proof from the artist’s famous Ads series. Warhol created a series of works inspired by famous advertisements popular in American culture during 1985. This screenprint was made alongside prints of ads for Macintosh, Chanel perfume, Paramount Studios, Volkswagen and more, embodying Warhol’s fascination with the power of advertising in American society. Warhol often tackled issues like consumerism, commodification and the line between commercial and fine art, and the Ads Series reflects his artistic interests. The contrast between the brightly colored candies and the pure saturated blue of the background creates a compelling composition. Warhol effortlessly combines the commercial manufactured elements of the original Life Savers ad with his own painterly touch in the hand-drawn lines of the candies to produce this eye-catching dichotomy of a work.

Andy Warhol Life Savers, Unique Trial Proof, 1985 is a unique trial proof screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol in pencil in the lower left and numbered from the edition of 30 trial proofs, aside from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Life Savers, Unique Trial Proof, 1985 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. A Catalog Raisonne; 4th ed. Listed and illustrated as catalog II. 353 on pg. 146
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Life Savers, Unique Trial Proof, 1985 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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