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

Series: The Truck series was produced in 1985 in cooperation with the Bundesverband des Deutschen Guternverkehrs to commemorate the Twentieth World Congress of the International Road Transportation Union. This series consists of four screen prints on Lenox Museum Board and showcases Warhol’s technique of multiple layering of saturated colors. The the image of the truck in the screen print is translucent and then layered over various colored backgrounds.

Signature: signed and numbered in pencil lower right

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