Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flash, Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery

Title: Flash Complete Portfolio
Medium: Screenprint, colophon, and Teletype text on paper
Year: 1968
Size: 21” x 21”
Edition: Edition of 22, 26 numbered in Roman numerals; 10 lettered A-J has three additional screenprints, each of which is a composite of images from II.33 and II.38. (See II.43A-43C.)
Details: Each print, housed in a folder with a page of Teletype text, is signed in ballpoint pen on verso; the colophon is signed and numbered in ballpoint pen. Portfolio of 11.

Andy Warhol created his portfolio, Flash – November 22, 1963, based on images from mass media related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Flash includes 11 screenprints assembled in a book that features text taken straight from newspapers, which is where the portfolio gets its title of Flash – November 22, 1963. Warhol layered recognizable images, including multiple images of Jackie Kennedy, multiple images of a smiling JFK, and the photo of the building from which JFK was shot from with an arrow pointing to the window where Lee Harvey Oswald stood. Andy Warhol was fascinated with the Kennedy assassination and the media’s depiction of it. The Flash portfolio exemplifies his obsession with the combination of tragedy and celebrity. This Flash portfolio is in pristine condition, includes all 11 screenprints with matching edition numbers, and is signed by Andy Warhol. Please feel free to reach out for additional photos.

Signature: Each print is signed in ballpoint on verso; The colophon is signed and numbered in ballpoint pen.

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