Andy Warhol, ‘Committee 2000 by Andy Warhol’, 1982, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Committee 2000 by Andy Warhol’, 1982, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Committee 2000 by Andy Warhol’, 1982, Revolver Gallery

Titile: Committee 2000
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 1981
Size: 20” x 16”
Edition: Unique

Andy Warhol created Committee 2000 1981, a year before the widely popular Committee 2000 print series was to be made. Exemplary of Warhol’s take on the traditional still life painting, the pop artist used bright colors accented with a multicolor gradient to give the impression of movement. The brilliant blue, purple, and vibrant hot pink coloring of the piece establishes an extraordinary composition and gives the sense of excitement. This painting depicts what Andy Warhol described as a modern still-life painting. The scene depicts a celebration that has become rowdy with fallen champagne glasses and confetti everywhere, as if the image is still buzzing with activity. Allowing the viewer to seem like they are a part of the celebration, Warhol changes the meaning of a traditional still-life painting. Committee 2000 is one of many works that Andy Warhol was commissioned to create, and is representative of the pop artist’s influence on the commodification of high art and how he easily changed the meaning of classic painting styles.

Signature: Stamped Twice by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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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