Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, 1964, Waddington's
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, 1964, Waddington's
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, 1964, Waddington's
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, 1964, Waddington's

Printed by Total Color, New York
Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York for the Andy Warhol exhibition held at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York in 1964

From the Catalogue:
Warhol’s Flowers, 1964 played a pivotal role in the artist’s career, representing a shift from his traditional themes of commercialism and branding in favour of the natural world.

Four nondescript, brightly coloured flowers playfully balance the lush bed of green grass in the background. The graphic also expresses the cross section between nature and the mechanized process for which Warhol elevated the silkscreen printing method as fine art. Influenced by a photograph of hibiscus in the 1964 issue of “Modern Photography” the artist’s interest in flowers also spoke to the intersection between floral elements and fashion – an interest that still persists in both creative spheres today.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: signed and dated “65” in black ink to margin


Private Collection, Montreal

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