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Signed Print Edition of 200
H 55cm x W 78cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Fiesta Pig (F. & S. II.184) is a screen print on Arches 88 paper produced by the beloved Pop Artist Andy Warhol. Made in 1979, the print comes in an edition size of 200 and was commissioned by the German newspaper, Die Welt. In this print, Warhol depicts the remnants of a party in bright and vibrant colours. The artist humorously adds a pink pig to the print who appears to be curiously sniffing the leftover plates and glasses.
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.