Truck (F. & S.II.367) features a yellow and grey cargo truck against a pink, green, and yellow background. This vibrant image by Andy Warhol was co-published with Hermann Wünsche, a German art dealer and colleague of Warhol’s. Printed on Lennox Museum Board, the 1985 signed screen print comes from an edition of 60. Warhol has layered vibrant, contrasting colours to flatten the image of the lorry before incorporating hand-drawn outlines back into the composition. These additions give the vehicle a cartoonish sense of movement.
One of four images in the larger series, this edition draws on Warhol’s long-standing interest in promoting everyday art to high culture, most famously demonstrated in his soup cans and Brillo Boxes. Trucks was produced for the 20th World Congress of the International Road Transport Union hosted by the German Federal Road Haulage Association (BDF) in Frankfurt am Main. The small edition of sixty excludes fifteen hors-commerce impressions. Trucks incorporates Warhol’s themes of consumerism as well as his signature flattening screen print style to produce a late series emblematic of his larger oeuvre.