Andy Warhol, ‘ Sunset by Andy Warhol’, 1972, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘ Sunset by Andy Warhol’, 1972, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘ Sunset by Andy Warhol’, 1972, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘ Sunset by Andy Warhol’, 1972, Revolver Gallery

Title: Sunset (Unique) (Green)
Medium: screenprint in colours on paper
Year: 1972
Size: 34" x 34"
Edition: Unique. Stamped with the ’The Estate of Andy Warhol’ and ‘Authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.’ inkstamps and numbered on verso.
Sunset by Andy Warhol is a unique screenprint created in 1972. The Sunset portfolio is based off of several reels of sunset photographs shot in East Hampton, San Francisco and New York. This series is an extreme example of the concept of color serialization. The screenprint was produced at an unheard of 472 unique color variations with the use of only three screens. In this print of Sunset, Warhol used bright shades of green and turquois blue that blend together to create the horizon around the subtle cream-colored sun. Famous architects Johnson & Burgee commissioned for the works to be installed in the rooms of the renovated Hotel Marquette in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After the prints were removed from the hotel, they were signed, numbered and stamped. Andy Warhol’s Sunset portfolio is considered to be one of the pop artist’s more expressive projects he produced in his lifetime, and is exemplary of the pop artist’s use of bright colors to depict scenes of everyday life. Each of Warhol’s Sunset prints is a unique color combination.

Series: Sunset, 1972

Signature: Stamp-signed by the Estate of Andy Warhol and authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts, Inc.

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States