Cantaloupes I (F. & S. II.201)

Cantaloupes I (F. & S. II.201)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1979
Signed Print Edition of 150
H 76cm x W 101cm

Critical Review

The enigmatic series Space Fruit is a rare series of still life for the artist, who was normally occupied by prints of celebrities such as Marilyn, Jackie Kennedy, or even the Queen. Here, the collage-like images of fruit become heavily abstracted. This image, one of two prints of cantaloupes in the series, heightens the texture of the fruit’s rind, making it almost unrecognisable. Warhol began the series Space Fruit in 1977 in collaboration with printer Rupert Jasen Smith. He published the series in 1979.