In 1985 Pop artist Andy Warhol produced the signed screen print Truck (F. &S.II.369) as part of the larger series Truck. The vibrant image, printed on Lennox Museum Board, comes from an edition of sixty. This particular edition features a black lory trailer against a peachy orange background. The primary colours, yellow and blue, at the front of the lory provide a striking contrast against the black and orange. The whimsical outlining in the screen print gives the lory a sense of motion and playfulness that one does not usually associate with large trucks.
Warhol produced the series Truck in collaboration with Hermann Wünsche, a German art dealer who had worked to popularize Warhol in Germany. The series was commissioned by the German Federal Road Haulage Association (BFD) in anticipation of a world congress for transportation held in Frankfurt am Main in 1986. These truck prints are reminiscent of Warhol’s earlier soup cans and brillo boxes. The Trucks series recalls Warhol’s ongoing interest in elevating the everyday object to high culture.