'Flowers' by Andy Warhol (after), 2020
From Be@rbrick x Medicom Toy and authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation
Based on Warhol's original artwork from 1964.
400% figure (11 Inches tall) +
100% figure (2.8 Inches tall)
11.5 x 6 x 4.5 Inches (box)
Collectible painted vinyl figure set.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
Comes new in original, unopened box.
ABOUT THE ART
A leader of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol is today remembered most prominently for his pioneering silkscreen prints, including his Campbell’s Soup Cans and Gold Marilyn Monroe, which came to define the accessible art movement in the Sixties. Warhol’s 1964 series Flowers, however, is a refreshing and surprising departure from the artists’ initial themes of pop culture and commercialism, and every spring, critics are reminded of the influence that his nature-focused work continues to have on the art world. Whereas today the Flowers series may seamlessly blend in with Warhol’s oeuvre, the subject matter was– at the time– a sharp departure for an artist known primarily for his images of brands and celebrity.
In the Flower prints, several blocks of color comprise the four flowers while a variant of gray outlines the bed of grass. The silkscreen process naturally lends itself to experimentation with respect to color and layering, and Warhol experimented with both, using different color schemes and painting the flowers a vibrant pink and orange in one print and all white in the next. In some of the prints, he deviates from the original template, creating shadows of multiple flowers through several silkscreen prints. Playful and inviting without being overbearing, Flowers was first exhibited in the Leo Castello gallery in New York in 1964.