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Flower

Flower

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 1987 Manhattan, New York)

Department: Art
Date: 1974
Medium: Hand colored serigraph
Dimensions:
Overall: 41 x 27 1/2 in. (104.1 x 69.9 cm)
Classification: Print
Credit Line: Gift of an Anomymous Donor
Object number: PC1986.108.2.J
Not on view
Label Text:Created just a year after his boldly saturated serigraphs of Mao Zedong, Andy Warhol’s Flower is a less iconic representation of his work. Warhol utilized Mrs. Raymond Rus Stoltz’s book Interpretive Flower Designs as well as retro wallpaper samples as source imagery for his two series of floral still lifes. Each series consisted of ten serigraphs printed with black ink on paper, but one series also featured unique hand-coloring. Abandoning the use of photographic prints as a foundation for applying bold colors, Warhol’s Flower series utilized expressive lines and illustrative style to create the serigraphs which each received a unique application of watercolor dyes applied by his studio assistant.
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Created just a year after his boldly saturated serigraphs of Mao Zedong, Andy Warhol’s Flower is a less iconic representation of his work. Warhol utilized Mrs. Raymond Rus Stoltz’s book Interpretive Flower Designs as well as retro wallpaper samples as source imagery for his two series of floral still lifes. Each series consisted of ten serigraphs printed with black ink on paper, but one series also featured unique hand-coloring. Abandoning the use of photographic prints as a foundation for applying bold colors, Warhol’s Flower series utilized expressive lines and illustrative style to create the serigraphs which each received a unique application of watercolor dyes applied by his studio assistant.