Andy Warhol, Paramount, 1985

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Paramount, from the Ad Series, 1985
Reference:FS IIB.352
Series:Ads Series, 1985
Medium: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 190 in pencil in the lower left image.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in ink on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6809

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Paramount, 1985 re-imagines the iconic logo of the titular American film studio. Warhol alters the colors from his source imagery, but despite the departure from the trademarked version, the inspiration is still legible. On a pale background, technicolor magentas fill the half-circle of the backdrop sky and the shadows of the Peruvian mountain peak. Crowning it is a circlet of stars, washed in saturated yellows. Amidst the stunning coloration, Warhol inserts a few reminders of the advertisement inspiration. If not for the commercial typeface which boldly declares the parent conglomerate corporation of Paramount in Sans-Serif letter ‘A Gulf + Western Company’ and the registered trademark symbol ® in the lower right, the viewer almost forgets the commercial nature of the subject

Created in 1985, Andy Warhol Paramount is a screenprint on Lenox Museum Board. This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) and numbered from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Paramount, 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. 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.352.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

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

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