$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator
$13,000-$20,000 Value Indicator
¥70,000-¥100,000 Value Indicator
€8,500-€13,500 Value Indicator
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¥1,410,000-¥2,170,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 104cm x W 70cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Rago Arts and Auction Center - United States||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Freeman's - United States||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
|November 2021||Bonhams New York - United States||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Uppsala Auktionskammare - Sweden||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
|April 2011||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
|October 2008||Christie's New York - United States||Flowers (F. & S. II.111) - Signed Print|
Flowers (F. S. II.111), part of the Flowers (Hand-Coloured) series (1974), is one of Andy Warhol’s more atypical prints. Reminiscent of 19th century Japanese woodblock prints, this print shows a delicately rendered flower leaning over a couple of books. The stems are coloured with subdued shades of pink with a hint of yellow on one of the buds, set against a simple cream background. As with many of Warhol’s prints, form, colour and composition are flattened and simplified, but what makes this print notable is its organic and gestural use of fine lines.
Warhol consciously maintains a hand-drawn quality in the Flowers (Hand-Coloured) series that alludes to the artist’s personal touch, producing a more contemplative image that transcends the ‘machine-like’ aesthetic. His earlier Flower series’ from 1964 and 1970 are unmistakably Pop in their brilliant, synthetic hues and erasure of the artist’s touch, however this later series is more illustrative in style, similar to the work of David Hockney and Alex Katz.
For the Flowers (Hand-Coloured) series, Warhol abandoned his photographic print technique to instead focus on line and composition. Using wallpaper samples and the book Interpretative Flower Designs by Mrs Raymond Rus Stolz as his source material, Warhol used an opaque projector to copy from these images and create the delicately rendered image. Every print in the series is unique in that they were each coloured by a studio assistant with Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolour dyes. Flowers (F. & S. II.111) amalgamates the hand-drawn with the mass-produced, and originality with appropriation, in his use of the screen printing technique, hand-dying and the copied image through organically drawn line.