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Oct 17

Andy Warhol’s Dollar Sign Series (1982) Perhaps No Other Series Reflect Mass Identity, Luxury and Wealth As Prominently

Each reiteration of the image showcases vibrant colors to enhance the visual impact of the monetary symbol. The source image for this series was created by Andy Warhol himself as he didn’t find a readymade image of the dollar sign that produced the same dramatic effect.

Sep 11

Hand-Signed Sam Francis, Untitled, 1982 Monotype

First to stand out in this Sam Francis unique Monotype Untitled, 1982 is the reddish-iron color that makes up the central compositional element of the monotype. Contrasted against the creamy white paper, the warm red color of the woodcut pops out. Layered atop the red textured woodcut are swatches of blues, pinks, and yellows. They swipe across the monotype like bandages. Finally, stop these bands of color are swift flicks of paint that stripe and weave across the work in greens, teals, and reds. The directionality of the work confounds: the red woodcut brings the eyes horizontally from side to side, until we reach the most primary blue swatches which move the eyes in a more diagonal direction. The smaller paint swishes allow the eyes to dance across the canvas. Francis has created a wonderfully dynamic work that allows the viewer to traverse the monotype with their eyes.

Sep 11

Hand-Signed Sam Francis, Untitled, 1982 Monotype

Sam Francis Monotype Untitled, 1982 is amazingly rendered and full of poignant rich colors. This piece is vibrant and stretches out across the sheet with splatters of joyous colors. Mesmerizing is its colors where deep embossments are seen engraving the smooth edges of shapes. Francis here was concerned with large organic shapes: oblong circles and undulating arcs. These aesthetic elements are arranged varyingly, in such a way where they feel composed yet random.

May 31

Exhibition on View: Warhol. Mechanical Art

Starting from today, the Warhol. Mechanical Art will be an exhibition open until September 16, 2018. Organized by and held at Museo Picasso Málaga in Spain, the show will be a comprehensive overview of all types of Warhol art.

May 16

Andy Warhol Mick Jagger Screenprint Portfolio,1975

Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger met in 1964 in New York when Jagger and the Rolling Stones were still relatively unknown in the United States. Warhol was fascinated by Jagger’s celebrity status and decided to create a portfolio of ten screenprints featuring Jagger titled Mick Jagger, 1975.

May 16

Andy Warhol The Reigning Queens Portfolio

Andy Warhol famously said “I want to be as famous as the Queen of England.” In 1985, he turned his attention to the monarchy by creating The Reigning Queens Series screenprints, a portfolio of sixteen works featuring female monarchs of the time. This iconic portfolio is considered Warhol’s largest portfolio of screenprints. The queens featured are Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Beatrix of Netherlands, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland.

May 16

Andy Warhol Camouflage Series, 1987

In this series, Warhol wholly embraces a pattern that heavily associated with its utilitarian and military purpose. The prints are colored in psychedelic colors, completely altering the print’s original identity as a disguise.

May 16

Andy Warhol Electric Chairs Series, 1971

The Electric Chair Series is a manifestation of the mass public fascination with death and violence. Warhol employs the repetition in a powerful way as the multiplicity invariably desensitizes the viewer against the symbol of death and corporal punishment.

May 16

Andy Warhol Myths Series, 1981

The series of ten screenprints is a nostalgic representations of America’s enchanted past. From the vibrant coloring to the icons’ dramatic expressions, each screen print reflects American glamour and theatricality.

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May 16

Andy Warhol Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century Series, 1980

The ten screenprints feature a collection of writers, actresses and scientists who are incredibly recognizable around the world. The series received negative feedback given that Warhol was Catholic and that he himself did not invest any interest in the subjects.

May 16

Andy Warhol Cologne Cathedral Series, 1985

In the series of four screenprints, Warhol depicts the Roman Catholic church based in Cologne, Germany with dramatic flair, exaggerating its height and endowing it with bright rich colors.

May 16

Andy Warhol Joseph Beuys Series, 1980-1983

In this portfolio of 6 screenprints, Andy Warhol pays tribute to Joseph Beuys, a German performance artist and sculptor who dominated the European art scene in the 80’s with his extensive works concerned with concepts such as humanism, social practice and social philosophy.

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