Andy Warhol, ‘After the Party (FS II.183)’, 1979, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘After the Party (FS II.183)’, 1979, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘After the Party (FS II.183)’, 1979, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘After the Party (FS II.183)’, 1979, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘After the Party (FS II.183)’, 1979, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘After the Party (FS II.183)’, 1979, Revolver Gallery

Title: After The Party (FS II.183)
Medium: Screenprint on Arches 88 Paper
Year: 1979
Size: 21 1/2″ x 30 1/2″
Edition: Edition of 1,000. Numbered on the lower right and contains stamp from the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

AFTER THE PARTY 183

Warhol’s print, After the Party 183, depicts what would otherwise be a black and white photograph of scattered glasses and plates, brought to life by the rainbow gradient highlighting the scattered objects. There is an inherent chaos in the work, a feeling of excess, in part due to the reflective quality and haphazard arrangement of the glasses, the bright hues that outline the items, and the manner in which the print was created and aligned.

AFTER THE PARTY 183 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORKS

The subject and the print itself suggest the residue of a frenzied, yet enjoyable, gathering through both compositional arrangement and artistic liberties taken by Warhol in the creation of this print. “The best kind of party I could give would be champagne and nuts and then take everybody dancing.” (The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again p. 196) According to the catalogue raisonné, Andy Warhol Prints by Feldman & Schellmann, the rainbow roll drawing line varies from print to print.

Signature: Numbered on the lower right and contains stamp from the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Art Basel Miami Beach
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
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