Lot 233
  • 233

Andy Warhol

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
Sold
200,000 USD
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Description

  • Andy Warhol
  • Flowers
  • signed, dated 65 and dedicated To Jean V Love Andy Warhol on the overlap
  • acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
  • 5 x 5 inches

Provenance

Gift of the artist to the present owner

Catalogue Note

"None of us were hippies or flower children. Instead, we used to goof on it. We were into black leather and vinyl...There was nothing flower power about that. So when Warhol and that whole scene made Flowers, it reflected the urban, dark, death side of that whole movement. And as decorative art, it’s pretty dense. There is a lot of depth in there. You have this shadowy dark grass, which is not pretty, and then you have these big, wonderful, brightly colored flowers. It was always that juxtaposition that appears in his art again and again that I particularly love.”

Ronnie Cutrone in John O’ Connor and Benjamin Liu, Eds., Unseen Warhol, New York 1996, p. 61

 

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