Andy Warhol, ‘Committee 2000 ’, 1982, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Andy Warhol, ‘Committee 2000 ’, 1982, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Andy Warhol, ‘Committee 2000 ’, 1982, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note: The Committee 2000 was an organisation which worked on projects to commemorate the year 2000. Plans were started in the early 1980s and Andy Warhol created this work to help raise funds on their behalf. It is a fun and whimsical piece with a celebratory undertone. Anticipating the millennia festivities, Warhol has included a depiction of horns, party hats, and confetti, arranged in a geometric pattern; the entire composition resonates a mechanical quality, highlighted with bright pink outlines, hues of yellow, teal, blue, and purple.
Edition: 665/2000
There were also 200 artists proofs, 25 printers proofs, 50 Hors Commerce proofs and 5 Trial Proofs

Size: 30” x 20” Inches (762 x 508 mms)
Printed by: Rupert Jason Smith, New York
Published by: Committee 2000, Munich, Germany.
Provenance: Martin Lawrence Gallery, USA (Label verso)

Publisher: Committee 2000, Munich, Germany.

Feldman, F. & Schellmann, J. (2003) . Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, 4th ed. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.289 on pg. 128. Further detail on pg. 218.

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