Size: 22 x 28.5 inches
Artist: Warhol, Andy
About The Poster: Just like the Campbell Soup can, the Chanel no. 5 bottle has become iconic of consumer culture in itlself. Andy Warhol was quick to identify such pop symbols and elevate them to art through the mass-reproduction medium of silkscreen. This piece is part of a series of six prints of chanel no. 5 bottles, all executed in bright and contrasting colors. Originally printed in the 1980s, This poster is one of four that we recently acquired which were re-issued by the Andy Warhol Foundation in 1997. The poster is linen-backed and in very good condition.
About the artist: Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 - February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure on the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. Warhol's artwork ranged in many forms of media that include hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. From autumn 1962 onwards, Warhol's paintings were made almost exclusively by screen-printing photographic images on to coloured backgrounds. These works were executed with the help of assistants in the studio that he called The Factory. (Source: Wikipedia)