Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers (FS II.71) ’, 1970, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers (FS II.71) ’, 1970, Revolver Gallery

Title: Flowers 71
Medium: Screenprint on paper.
Year: 1970
Size: 36″ x 36″
Edition: Edition of 250. Signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso Portfolio of ten.

Flowers 71 is a screenprint created in 1970 and is from one of Andy Warhol’s most popular series. It is well known and a favorite among Andy Warhol collectors. Warhol got many of his source images by appropriating them from other artists, or from advertisements and magazines. Flowers is based on a photograph of a cluster of hibiscus flowers taken by nature photographer Patricia Caulfield. Warhol cropped the image and printed it in vibrant color combinations characteristic of the pop art king. In this print, Warhol used a burgundy background to emphasize the light blue grass, with bright red, yellow, and fuschia flowers in the foreground. Flowers is from a portfolio of ten screenprints and remains one of Andy Warhol’s most iconic prints.

Series: Flowers

Signature: Signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso

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