SAS Passenger Ticket (F. & S. II.20) is a signed screen print on paper made by the renowned Pop Artist Andy Warhol. Produced in 1968, the print comes in an edition size of 250 and depicts an SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) passenger ticket. The plane ticket is rendered in bright yellow and Warhol adds black graphic details over the top. The ticket is decorated with clovers, swirls, spades, flowers and circles.
The print was inspired by Warhol’s trip to Stockholm on December 7th 1967 and the flight information can be seen in blue writing beneath the black doodles. The blue writing contrasts with the yellow background which makes the text difficult to read. The print was published for an exhibition in Stockholm at the Moderna Museet. The exhibition also travelled to the Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway and was very popular.
Warhol is famous for elevating everyday objects and making them into art. The artist created prints of Campbell’s Soup Cans which were highly sought after on the fine art market and SAS Passenger Ticket (F. & S. II.20) is a good example of how Warhol is able to take a seemingly mundane object, a plane ticket, and make it into a great work of art.