Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers 70 by Andy Warhol’, 1970, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers 70 by Andy Warhol’, 1970, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers 70 by Andy Warhol’, 1970, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers 70 by Andy Warhol’, 1970, Revolver Gallery

Title: Flowers 70
Medium: Screenprint on Paper.
Year: 1970
Size: 36” x 36” inches
Details: Edition of 250 signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso; some dated. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created Flowers 70 for his portfolio of 10 screenprints in 1970. In this portfolio Warhol repeats the same simple image ten times but each has their own personality with the drastic color choices for each screenprint. Using a detail from a photograph of hibiscus flowers taken by nature photographer Patricia Caulfield, Andy Warhol was able to take a simple image and create one of his most popular Pop Art portfolios. Flowers 70 features a powder blue, a honeysuckle yellow, and light orange flowers, set against a pale pink background with fuchsia blades of grass. This color palate is the most muted of the portfolio where other screnprints feature bold, vibrant and contrasting colors. The creative composition choices of this portfolio make it one of Warhol’s most popular portfolios among collectors.

Publisher: Factory Additions, New York

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