Andy Warhol

Flowers

Andy Warhol

Flowers

Price: $25,000.00

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Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Hand Woven Wool Tapestry
Year:
1980
Dimensions:
183.0 x 183.0 cm (72.0 x 72.0 in)
Signature:
Signed

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About the Artwork

Throughout art history, the flower and its symbolism has been the subject for many renowned artists. Andy Warhol explored the qualities of the flower image through his Pop Art prism in the Flower series of 1964, thus creating cartoon-like symbol that would be instantly recongnised.

"Cheerful and refreshing Flowers series includes some of Warhol's most lushly colored, decorative, and ingratiating works."

D.Bourdon in 'Warhol', New York 1989, p. 191

The 1964 Flower series became one of his most iconic and successful works.
 Based on a discovered photograph of hibiscus blossoms, Warhol drenched the flowers’ floppy shapes with a variation of vibrant colours, transforming them into psychedelic indoor décor. Playing with traditional art historical themes, Andy Warhol gave a particular twist to this historically accepted symbol of life. The electric colours of his flowers, drawn from a darker and rich undergrowth background might be the indicator of an extreme vision of life, a life lived on the edge.

About the Artist

Weng Contemporary Andywarhol Signature

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist, a leading figure of the Pop Art movement. ​Using a variety of media materials from photographs up to computer-generated art, Warhol's works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity, culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Tapestry

Tapestry is the term that describes a range of textiles, including needlepoint and certain mechanically woven, ribbed fabrics, but historically and technically it designates a figurative weft-faced textile woven by hand on a loom.