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Watermelon (F. & S. II.199)

Watermelon (F. & S. II.199)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1979
Signed Print Edition of 150
H 76cm x W 102cm

Critical Review

Watermelonis the only example of a single fruit in Warhol’s 1979 series Space Fruit. The series, a collaboration with printmaker Rupert Jasen Smith, uses extreme lighting to cast long shadows over fruit which are then screen printed with overdrawing. In the larger series, Warhol experimented with the colour wheel. This image demonstrates both complimentary colours with the red and green, and analogous colours with red, purple, and pink. The medium, use of long shadows, and experimentation with the colour wheel all work to give this watermelon still life an other-worldly effect.