Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers Hand-Colored (FS II.115) by Andy Warhol ’, 1974, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers Hand-Colored (FS II.115) by Andy Warhol ’, 1974, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers Hand-Colored (FS II.115) by Andy Warhol ’, 1974, Revolver Gallery

Title:Flowers Hand-Colored (FS II.115)
Medium:Screenprint hand-colored with Dr. Martin’s aniline
watercolor dyes on Arches paper and J. Green paper
Year:1974
Size:40.875” x 27.25”
Edition: Edition of 250. Portfolio of ten screenprints. Dated ’74 in pencil on verso, initialed in pencil lower right.

HAND COLORED FLOWERS 115

In 1974, Warhol produced the Flowers (Hand-Colored) portfolio, along with the Flowers (Black and White) portfolio, based on images of flowers found in a wallpaper catalogue. The Flowers (Hand-Colored) series focuses on Warhol’s fascination with line drawings, similar to his work from the 1950s, which emphasizes outline more than composition. Warhol’s application of Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolor dyes instills an element of design with the free flow of colors that bleed beyond the structure of line, evoking a sense of contrast.

HAND COLORED FLOWERS 115 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Warhol continuously revisited the use of flowers as a subject matter throughout his entire career in almost every medium. Compared with Warhol`s Flowers series from 1970, the hand-painted and hand-drawn quality of Hand Colored Flowers 115is decidedly a more personal, delicate approach that shows Warhol’s ability to not shy away from different methods.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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