Limited edition silkscreen from the car series. Limited edition of 100 proofs, hand numbered in pencil in the lower left. Signature in pencil in the lower margin.Dimensions: 21.0 x 29.6 cm. Stamp on verso from the publisher/gallery with annotation in pencil. On fine quality, archival, matte, thick paper, in very good condition. Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century, creating some of the most recognizable images ever produced. Challenging the idealist visions and personal emotions conveyed by abstraction, Warhol embraced popular culture and commercial processes to produce work that appealed to the general public.
He was one of the founding fathers of the Pop art movement. Warhol pioneered the development of the process whereby an photographic image is transferred to a silk screen that is then placed on a canvas and inked from the back. Each Warhol silkscreen used this technique that enabled him to produce the series of mass-media images - repetitive, yet with slight variations - that he began in 1962. Of his prints, Warhol has said the reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do.To reinforce this statement Andy Warhol launched his print publishing company that he named Factory Additions. The enterprise was timely; the past five years had seen Warhol rise from graphic illustrator to silver-haired art star, celebrated for blurring the boundaries between high and low culture by making everyday objects seem beautiful and aspirational. It could be argued that printing was central to the way Warhol saw the world. The silkscreens and other media prints are the works Warhol is best know for, these Andy Warhol prints include such iconic images as Campbell's Soup cans, dollar bills, Coca-Cola bottles, and the faces of celebrities. Still today, these massively recognizable images serve as a beacon of popular culture.