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Artist

Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 8/6/1928 - 2/22/1987, New York, New York)

Title

Flowers

Creation Date

1970

Century

mid-20th century

Dimensions

38 x 38 in. (96.52 x 96.52 cm)

Object Type

print

Creation Place

North America, United States

Medium and Support

Screenprint on paper

Credit Line

Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Copyright

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Accession Number

2013.5.2
Andy Warhol, the quintessential pop artist, returned to same motifs over and over through screen-printing. One of his most famous is this grid of four simplified flowers, often rendered in different combinations of bright, flat colors. Warhol’s pointed exploration of the relationship between fine art and popular visual culture constituted a revolutionary gesture, prompting his audience to reconsider the very nature of art. – Just what transforms a cliché, or mundane imagery, into art, and visa versa? To what degree does “art” relate to a work’s aesthetic properties, and to what degree to its conceptual content? Warhol’s successful provocation continues to resonate.

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