Fiesta Pig (F. & S. II.184)

Fiesta Pig (F. & S. II.184)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1979
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 55cm x W 78cm

Critical Review

The print captures Warhol’s signature colour-blocking technique in which the artist uses contrasting colours to draw attention to the subject matter, in this case the pig and abandoned plates. The use of bold colours and the incorporation of the pig brings surreal undertones to this print making it stand out from Warhol’s other prints which have a more realist tone.

Warhol adored the glitz and glamour of the celebrity world and often hosted parties at his New York studio, The Factory, for the hottest stars to come together, drink and dance. Fiesta Pig (F. & S. II.184) is imbued with the hedonistic excess that Warhol was drawn to and resonates with other prints by the artist, such as After The Party (1979) which depicts a similarly decadent scene.