£50,000-£80,000 VALUE (EST.)
$90,000-$150,000 VALUE (EST.)
$80,000-$130,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥420,000-¥680,000 VALUE (EST.)
€60,000-€90,000 VALUE (EST.)
$480,000-$780,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥8,080,000-¥12,930,000 VALUE (EST.)
$60,000-$100,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 190
H 95cm x W 95cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2022||Phillips New York - United States||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
|May 2021||Bonhams New York - United States||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
|June 2020||Bonhams New York - United States||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
|October 2018||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mobilgas (F. & S. II.350) - Signed Print|
Printed in 1985, Mobilgas (f & S. II. 350) is a screen print by Andy Warhol that captures Warhol’s fascination with American commercial culture. The print features the Mobilgas logo rendered on a white sign against a blue backdrop. Yellow gestural lines contrast with the red body of the mythical winged horse, Pegasus, in the centre print. The colour contrast accentuates the body of the creature originating from Greek mythology, making it the focal point of the print. This technique adds depth to the screen print which differs from the flat style of Warhol’s earlier, more ‘mechanic’ prints, such as the Campbell’s Soup series.
Mobilgas (F. & S. II. 350) is one of a series of ten screen prints in Warhol’s Ads series, produced by the artist two years before his death. The inspiration for this series can be traced back to Warhol’s early career as a commercial illustrator in New York which sparked his interest in commercial and consumer culture. Printed on Lenox Museum Board, this print exemplifies how Warhol transformed corporate advertisements from the 1950s into desirable works of art. Elevating everyday advertisements to the status of art, Warhol breaks down the boundary between high and low culture, prompting one to consider what can be classified as art.
Warhol’s use of bold and vibrant colours in this print reflects a characteristic element of his artistic style. Warhol adopts everyday and commonplace imagery but reinvigorates these quotidian images with colour, turning ordinary objects and symbols into Pop Art icons.