Flowers 71 by Andy Warhol
Title: Flowers 71
Medium: Screenprint on paper.
Size: 36″ x 36″
Edition: Edition of 250. Signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso. Portfolio of ten.
Flowers 71 is a screenprint created in 1970 and is from one of Andy Warhol’s most popular series. It is well known and a favorite among Andy Warhol collectors. Warhol got many of his source images by appropriating them from other artists, or from advertisements and magazines. Flowers is based on a photograph of a cluster of hibiscus flowers taken by nature photographer Patricia Caulfield. Warhol cropped the image and printed it in vibrant color combinations characteristic of the pop art king. In this print, Warhol used a burgundy background to emphasize the light blue grass, with bright red, yellow, and fuschia flowers in the foreground. Flowers is from a portfolio of ten screenprints and remains one of Andy Warhol’s most iconic prints.