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Gems (F. & S. II.87) - Signed Print by Andy Warhol 1978 - MyArtBroker

Gems (F. & S. II.87)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

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Screenprint, 1978
Signed Print Edition of 20
H 76cm x W 102cm

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Meaning & Analysis

Gems (F. & S. II.87) is part of the Gems series, composed of four prints, each depicting gemstones. This series was produced towards the end of Warhol’s career and marks the experimental turn that characterised his late works. Warhol was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, renowned for his obsession with popular culture, consumerism and celebrities. The Gems series encapsulates Warhol’s fascination with wealth and glamour which led him to depict famous stars and icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.

The print captures Warhol’s experimental use of lines and his playful approach to traditional still life drawing, marking a transition from the commercial illustrations that marked his early career as a freelance illustrator for fashion magazines like Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. This looser style is seen in Warhol’s other later portfolios such as the Skull and Mick Jagger series.

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