Andy Warhol, Mobilgas, 1985 from Ads Series
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Series:||Ads Series, 1985|
|Medium:||Color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left image.|
|Signature:||Hand signed by Andy Warhol in pencil in the lower left image.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol, Mobilgas, 1985 from Ads Series features the gas company Mobilgas’ logo in saturated bright colors. With his early artistic background in commercial art, Warhol was fascinated with advertisements and their influence on American pop culture throughout his life. In 1985, Warhol created his Ads Series, a series of works centered around popular ads of the time. Chanel’s No. 5 perfume bottle, Volkswagen’s Beetle, Paramount’s mountain logo, Life Savers’ ad and Macintosh’s Apple were all featured in the portfolio along with a few others. Warhol constantly blurred the line between commercial art and fine art, and he challenged Americans’ ideas around the definition of art itself. This print is an excellent example of this facet of Warhol’s career. Mobilgas had gas stations all over the country, and all Americans were familiar with the red Pegasus imagery, making this image instantly recognizable.
Created in 1985, Andy Warhol, Mobilgas from Ads Series is a screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol and numbered from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left image.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol, Mobilgas, 1985 from the Ads Series 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. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.350.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol, Mobilgas, 1985 from the Ads Series is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.