Camouflage 409 by Andy Warhol
Title: Camouflage (FS II.409)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 80, 3 PP, 1 EP, 84 individual TP not in portfolios, signed and numbered in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol on a stamped certificate of authenticity.
Camouflage 409 is part of the Camouflage series. This series is significant as Warhol died the same year it was published, 1987. Consequently, the editioned prints of Camouflage prints are signed and stamped by Frederick Hughes, the executor of his estate. Since the 1980s, the Camouflage prints have continued to grow in popularity and significance, particularly with America’s continuing military involvement in the Middle East. The fluorescent and vibrant colors of Warhol’s “camouflage” gives the subject an almost humorous quality, considering the traditional use of camouflage for military uniforms.
CAMOUFLAGE 409 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Considered by many as the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century, Warhol employed commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass produced images on canvas with his signature style. Variations in color give each print of an edition a different and unique appearance. Warhol also created a self-portrait with a camouflage pattern around the same time.