Andy Warhol, ‘Candy Box True Love by Andy Warhol’, 1984, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Candy Box True Love by Andy Warhol’, 1984, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Candy Box True Love by Andy Warhol’, 1984, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Candy Box True Love by Andy Warhol’, 1984, Revolver Gallery

Title: Candy Box (True Love)
Medium: Acrylic, silkscreen ink and diamond dust on canvas
Year: 1984
Size: 8" x 10 3/16”
Details: Unique. Signed, dated ‘84, and dedicated on the overlap.

Andy Warhol’s Candy Box (True Love) is a refreshing contrast from the artist flashy depictions of celebrities, products and traumas. This intimate work exemplifies Warhol’s long-standing relationship with both consumerism and love of chocolate. The viewer is offered a rare glimpse into Warhol’s personal life. The painting, created in 1984, belongs to a series of prints inspired by the iconic heart-shaped chocolate box invented by English chocolatier Richard Cadbury. Staying true to his niche Warhol once again places emphasis on the packaging of a product rather that the product itself as seem in many of his other works such as his Campbell soup cans. Andy Warhol’s Candy Box (True Love) was a particularly special painting for him, as he created it as a holiday gift for a friend.

Signature: Signed, dated '84, and dedicated on the overlap.

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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