Andy Warhol, ‘Hand-Colored Flower #112’, 1974, michael lisi / contemporary art

As one of ten original screenprints from the 1974, Hand-Colored Flowers portfolio, as a result of hand-coloring, each print in the edition of 250 is unique. Measuring 40 7/8 x 27 ¼ in. (103.8 x 69.2 cm.), unframed, this unique work on paper by Andy Warhol is i nitialed by the artist in pencil (recto), and is also hand-signed in pencil, dated and numbered (verso). With artist’s copyright stamp and printer’s chop mark, verso, designated as F.S. II.112 in the artist’s catalogue raisonne.

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