NEW 001

Andy WARHOL,1928 - 1987



acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

12.7 × 12.7 cm

signed, dated and dedicated "To Sao. Love Andy" on the verso


$108,800 - $163,100

Good condition. There is a faint scuff mark on the flower and marks in places on the sides of the canvas. The artwork is signed and has an inscription on the lower left side of the verso. The signature and an inscription have slightly faded.


In the summer of 1964, Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) came across a photograph of a hibiscus flower in the American magazine “Modern Photography,” taken by the editor, Patricia Caulfield. Warhol took the image, cropped it into a square format, rotated it, converted it into black and white, and transformed it into a Technicolor silkscreen. In the fall of the same year, the floral works, including this piece, were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York, where they gained immediate popularity. The “Flowers” series was subsequently developed into various forms.


Sao Schlumberger (gift from the artist)
Sotheby's, New York, 12 November, 2014
Private collection, Japan


Georg Frei, Neil Printz, The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969, Vol. 2B, New York 2004, No. 1793, P.144, illustrated in color

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