Andy Warhol, ‘Camouflage (FS II.406)’, 1987, Revolver Gallery

Title: Camouflage 406
Medium: Silkscreen ink on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1987
Size: 38” x 38”
Details: Edition of 80, signed and numbered in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol and stamped with a certificate of authenticity.

Andy Warhol created Camouflage 406 for his final series of screenprints produced before his death in 1987. Warhol put a pop art twist on the recognizable pattern used for American military uniforms with his trademark vibrant colors, most of which are contradictory their title. Camouflage 406 is a combination of different shades of green and bears the strongest resemblance to the appropriated image. Andy’s Camouflage prints are widely considered to be among his most abstract and visually striking works of pop art. He worked closely with his assistant Jay Shriver to produce the images, which were inspired by forms and motifs of military clothing procured by Shriver from an army surplus shop in New York. By replacing the muted palette of camouflage clothing with bright and fluorescent colors that were popular in the 1980s, Warhol appropriated and transformed this military theme into pop art. Camouflage 406 is from a small edition of 80, and is stamped and signed by Fredrick Hughes, the executor of the Warhol estate, as they were released after Andy Warhol’s death.

Series: Camouflage

Signature: Edition of 80, signed and numbered in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol on a stamped certificate of authenticity.

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