Space Fruit by Andy Warhol

Space Fruit Andy Warhol

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The Space Fruit screen print series was printed and published in 1978. It included Space Fruit: Lemons and Space Fruit: Orange, in 1979 a portfolio called Space Fruit Still Lifes representing further still life images of fruits were also produced. Still lifes are remarkable within Warhol’s oeuvre for their rarity as the artist is better known for his pop culture imagery, iconography from movies and advertising.

Space Fruit: Lemons and Space Fruit: Orange are works printed in colour and published as a small limited edition of 10 and one printer’s proof on Strathmore Bristol paper made from cotton. The Space Fruit: Still lifes portfolio consisted of six screen prints in colour which Warhol chose to print on Strathmore Bristol paper once again. Each print from the portfolio was signed and numbered from a limited edition of 150 plus one printer’s proof with another 30 numbered in Roman numerals on Lenox Museum Board.

Warhol initially placed his images of fruits against a white background and used concentrated light aimed at the subjects with various angles to intensify and play with shadow, composition and the intensity of colour. This approach was then photographed and used as a reference when creating the screen prints.

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