Andy Warhol, ‘Truck (FS II.370)’, 1985, Revolver Gallery

Warhol Truck 370 is a screenprint that was created by Andy Warhol in 1985 as a part of his Truck series, a portfolio of four images. These were published in conjunction with the Bundesverband des Deutschen Guterfernverkehrs to commemorate the twentieth World Congress of International Road Transportation Union. This image is based off a photograph of a truck, but it is colored and detailed in a way to give the print an almost animated look. The image contrasts vivid and monotone colors to create a dynamic composition.

Signature: Edition of 60, 15 AP, 10 PP, 15 HC, 5 numbered in Roman numerals, signed and numbered in pencil lower right. Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Publisher: Hermann Wunsche, Bonn, Germany.

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