Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel 354 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel 354 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel 354 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel 354 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel 354 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel 354 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery

Title: Chanel 354
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1985
Size: 38″x 38″
Edition: Signed and numbered from an edition of 190. Portfolio of ten screenprints.

Chanel 354 is a screenprint by Andy Warhol created for his Ads portfolio in 1985. Warhol’s depiction of the Chanel No. 5 bottle uses minimal colors to illustrate its sleek design, accenting the bottle’s contours and the Chanel label. In the 1980s, Feldman Fine Arts commissioned Andy to create his Ads portfolio. A nod to his early career in advertising, Warhol’s Ads portfolio transforms everyday items into glamorous products and is emblematic of Warhol’s fascination with American consumerism. Andy is famous for creating pop art that bridged the gap between high art and commercial culture, making Ads one of his most iconic portfolios. Both Andy Warhol and the Chanel No. 5 bottle continue to be seen as symbols of consumerism and glamour in America. From a small edition of 190 screenprints, Chanel is one of the more rare Warhol works and highly sought after on the art market.

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