Andy Warhol, ‘Chanel No. 5  (Suite of Four (4) Separate  Limited Edition Works on thin linen canvas backing)’, 1997, Alpha 137 Gallery

In superb condition with linen backing - makes a beautiful gift!
Andy Warhol's Ads portfolio was inspired by popular advertising campaigns and logos in contemporary American culture. The advertisements Warhol chose for this portfolio were not simply a means to sell products; they had become an integral part of American life and culture, featuring memorable and household-name products and celebrities. More than three decades on, the Ads portfolio illustrates how prescient Warhol was about success and longevity in corporate America. The Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle stood alone as a product synonymous with sophistication and luxury. Today, Chanel perfume remains a household name, just as it was during the Warhol era. In 1997, Chanel revisited the image, with the Warhol Foundation's permission, for use in an advertising campaign that year. Each print measures 28.3 x 22 inches and is mounted on a linen backing measuring 31.1 x 24.4 inches. These 4 prints were originally created by Warhol in 1987 for Chanel, and they later appeared on buses throughout Paris, France. The present four works are what remains from that Paris collection.
Measurements: 31.1 x 24.4 (each sheet)
It is not known how many remain today, but this gorgeous suite of four limited edition French vintage posters is considered very desirable, and sells at public auctions for around $4,000 USD - with the price expected to become notably higher as these become even more scarce.

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Signature: Plate signed Andy Warhol lower right on each print with estate authorized signature.

Publisher: Chanel 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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States