Space Fruit Pears 203 by Andy Warhol
Title: Space Fruit: Pears 203
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 30” x 40”
Details: Edition of 150, signed and numbered in felt pen. Portfolio of 6.
Andy Warhol created Space Fruit: Pears 203 for his 1979 portfolio Space Fruit: Still Lifes with the help of printer Rupert Jasen Smith. Space Fruit Pears 203 is a pop art depiction of a still life consisting of fruit. Through the use of bright colors, Warhol demonstrates more interest in the drawings vibrancy than its realism. However, his use of shadows and detailed lines gives the fruit a more realistic quality. Warhol is known to manipulate the compositions of the subjects in his art works as seen in his Space Fruit portfolio. In Space Fruit: Pears, Andy Warhol uses a vibrant pink background with light green color blocking to create the shape of the pears, and accentuates the details with grey lines and shadows.
Space Fruit: Pears demonstrates how Andy Warhol put a pop art twist on traditional forms of art to deliver the viewer something more unexpected.