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Gertrude Stein (F. & S. II.227) - Signed Print by Andy Warhol 1980 - MyArtBroker

Gertrude Stein (F. & S. II.227)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol


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Screenprint, 1980
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 102cm x W 81cm

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Meaning & Analysis

Representing a highlight and culmination of Warhol’s body of work, Gertrude Stein (F. & S. II.227) displays a subtlety and sophistication in the artist’s technical advancement of the screen printing method. Warhol uses colour-fields of layered geometric shapes to form the backdrop to this print, setting this against the faintly rendered photographic image and deliberately misaligned crayon-like outlines of Stein’s portrait.

Abstracting Stein’s familiar archival photograph, Warhol generates new depths of meaning to Stein’s portrait by using vivid, flattened colours, alluding to the notion of abstraction and turning the sitter into a Pop Art icon. Gertrude Stein (F. & S. 227) explores the paradoxes of surface and image, abstraction and naturalism, that are held in an aesthetically pleasing dialogue through Warhol’s unrivalled screen printing technique.

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