Andy Warhol, ‘Life Savers II 353’, 1985, Revolver Gallery

Title: Life Savers (FS II353)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1985
Size: 38″x 38″
Edition: Signed and numbered edition of 190.

LIFE SAVERS (FS II353)

Life Savers, from Ads (F. & S. 353) is a screenprint in colors, 1985, on Lenox Museum Board, signed in pencil, numbered 182/190 (there were also 30 artist’s proofs), published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, the full sheet, very minor surface soiling, hinged to the support in places along the reverse of the sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition, framed.

LIFE SAVERS (FS II353) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

His beginnings as a product marketer heavily influenced his artistic career, in which he glamorized and transformed everyday objects, like soup cans and cleaning supplies, into works of art. So in the 1980’s when Feldman Fine Arts commissioned Warhol to create his “ADS” series, Warhol was in his element. The portfolio consists of Mobil, Blackglama (Judy Garland), Paramount, Life Savers, Chanel, Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan), The New Spirit (Donald Duck), Volkswagen, and Apple. These images that make up Warhol’s ADS Series reflect Warhol’s fascination with American consumerism.

This is a colorful original poster by the legendary Andy Warhol. This stunning piece is a vintage contemporary Warhol poster. Original posters have become highly sought-after by collectors of contemporary prints and fine artworks. From an edition of limited.

Signature: Signed and numbered edition of 190.

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