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Portraits Of The Artists (F. & S. II.17)

Portraits Of The Artists (F. & S. II.17)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1967
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 51cm x W 51cm

Critical Review

In this print Warhol depicts the portraits of himself alongside Robert Morris, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Lee Bontecou, Donald Juddand Robert Rauschenberg. In his trademark repetitive style, Warhol has multiplied the portraits of each artist by ten, showing them in a square that measures 51 x 51 cm. Each portrait is rendered in a different vivid colour, producing a kaleidoscopic all-over composition. The print was originally produced on 3-D polystyrene boxes, each measuring approximately 5 x 5 cm and when held up to the light, the colours and portraits were magnified.

Characteristic of Warhol’s repetitive printing style, this print simplifies the form of the photographic portraits, creating a flattened pictorial surface. Distinct from other works in the collaborative series, Warhol employed his renowned, cynical humour and decided to take the series title quite literally by repeating the 10 artist’s portraits in 10 different colours.