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Andy Warhol, Van Heusen, 1985 from the Ads Series

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Van Heusen, 1985 from the Ads Series
Reference:F&S II.356
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 right image.
Signature:Hand signed by Andy Warhol in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6843

Historical Description

Andy Warhol, Van Heusen, 1985 from Ads Series features an advertisement for the popular men’s shirt brand, Van Heusen. 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. Van Heusen was and still is an incredibly popular men’s clothing brand, specializing in men’s dress shirts. Warhol used a saturated blood orange to outline the lettering, the image of the man and his shirt, which contrasts nicely with baby blue of the shirt. The solid blocks of color combined with the thin outlining creates a pop-art effect, turning the clothing advertisement into a captivating work of art.

Created in 1985, Andy Warhol, Van Heusen 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 right image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Andy Warhol, Van Heusen, 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. Andy Warhol Prints Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 Feldman/Schellmann Fourth Edition II.355.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol, Van Heusen, 1985 from the Ads Series is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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