Andy Warhol, ‘Camouflage (FS II.409)’, 1987, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Camouflage (FS II.409)’, 1987, Revolver Gallery

Title: Camouflage FS II.409
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1987
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 80. Portfolio of eight. Signed and numbered in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol on a stamped certificate of authenticity.

CAMOUFLAGE (FS II.409)

Warhol died in the midst of completing the Camouflage edition. Consequently, the editioned prints of Camouflage prints are signed and stamped by Frederick Hughes, the executor of his estate. Since the 1980s, the Camouflage prints have continued to grow in popularity and significance, particularly with America’s continuing military involvement in the Middle East. The fluorescent and vibrant colors of Warhol’s Camouflage gives the subject an almost humorous quality, considering the traditional use of camouflage for the uniforms of American armies.

CAMOUFLAGE (FS II.409) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Considered by many as the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century, Warhol employed commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass produced images on canvas with his signature style. Variations in color give each print of an edition a different and unique appearance. Warhol also created a self-portrait with a camouflage pattern around the same time.

Signature: 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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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