Fish (FS IIIA.39) (Warhol)
Title: Fish (FS IIIA.39)
Medium: Screenprint on Wallpaper
Size: 41 3/4” x 30″
Details: Unpublished edition of unknown size. Screenprint in black and white on wallpaper. ‘The Estate of Andy Warhol’ and ‘Authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ ink stamps on the reverse.
FISH (FS IIIA.39)
In 1983, Andy Warhol’s Zurich art dealer, Bruno Bischofberger, asked him to make a series of paintings for children. In response, Warhol created his Toy Paintings and chose inspiration from his own collection such as fish, monkeys, dogs, pandas, and more. The paintings were hung at eye-level so children ages 3 to 5 could easily see the backdrop of Warhol’s Fish (FS IIIA.39) wallpaper. The wallpaper transformed the gallery walls into an aquarium-like environment. The playful exhibition reflected children’s freedom of experimentation and captured the overall sense of a child’s world.