Andy Warhol, ‘Space Fruits (Cantaloupes I)’, 1979, Gilden's Art Gallery

The work is hand signed ”Andy Warhol" on the lower right and numbered "68/150” next to the signature.
It was published by Grippi/Zivian, Inc., New York in a limited edition of 150 signed and numbered impressions.
It is stamped with the copyright ink stamp ”©Andy Warhol” verso.

Note: In 1977, Warhol began working with printer Rupert Jasen Smith to create the series “Space Fruit".
A demonstration of Warhol’s brief experimentation with still life, focusing particularly on the use of shadows as a compositional element, the artist first placed one or more pieces of fruit against a white background and cast harsh light upon them to create exaggerated shadows and light-based contrast.
He would then use collage and drawing to create the source imagery for the additional screens used in each print.
As each color in these works represents a different silkscreened layer, this printing process allowed Warhol to entertain endless color combinations within each composition.

F.Feldman & J.Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987,
Reference: F & S II 201.

Condition: Very good condition.

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

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