Candy Box (True Love) by Andy Warhol
Title: Candy Box (True Love)
Medium: Acrylic, silkscreen ink and diamond dust on canvas
Size: 8" x 10 3/16”
Details: Unique. Signed, dated ‘84, and dedicated on the overlap.
Andy Warhol’s Candy Box (True Love) is a refreshing contrast from the artist flashy depictions of celebrities, products and traumas. This intimate work exemplifies Warhol’s long-standing relationship with both consumerism and love of chocolate. The viewer is offered a rare glimpse into Warhol’s personal life. The painting, created in 1984, belongs to a series of prints inspired by the iconic heart-shaped chocolate box invented by English chocolatier Richard Cadbury. Staying true to his niche Warhol once again places emphasis on the packaging of a product rather that the product itself as seem in many of his other works such as his Campbell soup cans. Andy Warhol’s Candy Box (True Love) was a particularly special painting for him, as he created it as a holiday gift for a friend.