Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, Christie's

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Flowers

signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 64' (on the overlap)

synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas

5 x 5 in. (12.7 x 12.7 cm.)

Painted in 1964-65.

Signature: signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 64' (on the overlap)

New York, Eykyn Maclean, Andy Warhol Flowers, November-December 2012, n.p., no. 48.

G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculpture 1964-1969, New York, 2004, vol. 02B, pp. 141 and 155, no. 1777 (illustrated in color).__

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Private collection, New York

Timothy Baum, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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