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Signed Print Edition of 60
H 118cm x W 118cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Produced in 1985, Truck (F.&S.II.370) features a lorry in greyscale with aqua outlining. Andy Warhol’s signed screen print was commissioned by the Federal Association of Road Haulage Logistics and Disposal (BGL) in honor of the 20th World Congress of International Road Transportation Union. Printed on Lennox Museum Board, this edition of sixty comes from the larger series Truck, which features the lory in four distinct colour palettes. Unlike the rest of the series, Truck 370 takes a more subdued tone which is dominated by greyscale. The ombre aqua detailing overlaying the black cab of the lory gives the image an electric quality.
Warhol produced the Truck series in collaboration with Hermann Wünsche, a German art dealer who helped to promote Warhol’s work in Germany. As a result, Warhol garnered fame in the European country and even produced a portrait of his contemporary and German national Joseph Beuys. Wünsche made the introduction to the BGL in anticipation of the 1986 event held in Frankfurt am Main. The World Congress of International Road Transportation Union continues in the EU to this day. Although produced late in his career, Warhol’s Truck series demonstrates continuity in his work. Even at this late stage, Warhol continued to elevate the everyday object such as the Brillo Box or Campbell's Soup can to the level of high culture.