Andy Warhol, ‘Paratrooper Boots Negative by Andy Warhool’, 1985-1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Paratrooper Boots Negative by Andy Warhool’, 1985-1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Paratrooper Boots Negative by Andy Warhool’, 1985-1986, Revolver Gallery

Title: Paratrooper Boots (Negative)
Medium: Synthetic Polymer and Silkscreen Ink on Canvas
Year: 1985/1986
Size: 20” x 16″
Details: Stamped by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., further stamped twice by the Estate of Andy Warhol along the overlap.

Andy Warhol created Paratrooper Boots (Negative) for his Ads illustration series in the mid-1980s. This bold and powerful painting portrays iconic Cold War imagery that Warhol recreated as a series of advertisements. Central to this painting is the imagery of a paratrooper’s boots, reflecting on themes of army readiness. While Andy was most notably known for his celebrity pop art portraits, Paratrooper Boots (Negative) is an example of Warhol’s political artworks, commenting on the commercialization of the awareness of an impending war. Paratrooper Boots (Negative) is a unique painting, and was once in the collection of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Signature: Stamp-signed by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc. Stamped twice by the Estate of Andy Warhol along the overlap.

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, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
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
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