Banana (F. & S. II.10)

Banana (F. & S. II.10)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1966
Signed Print Edition of 300
H 61cm x W 135cm

Critical Review

In 2012 Lou Reed and John Cale sued the Andy Warhol Foundation for unauthorised use of the image given its close connection with the band. They argued that the image could not be licensed for commercial products by the Foundation as it also belonged to the band. Although settled privately, this lawsuit over “ownership” of an image posthumously continues to highlight Warhol’s fascination with mass production. The Banana emphasises the stretch of Warhol’s influence from the 1960s until now, as the image continues to be instantly recognisable