Sunset (Yellow) by Andy Warhol
Title: Sunset (Yellow)
Medium: Colored screenprint on paper
Size: 34 x 34 inches
Edition: Unique. Signed, numbered and dated in pencil on verso
Sunset by Andy Warhol is a unique screenprint created in 1972. The Sunset portfolio is based off of several reels of sunset photographs shot in East Hampton, San Francisco and New York. This series is an extreme example of the concept of color serialization. The screen print was produced at an unheard of 472 unique color variations with the use of only three screens. In this print, shades of light pink, beige, and light brown blend together to create the horizon around the bold yellow sun. Famed architects Johnson & Burgee, commissioned for the works to be installed in the rooms of the renovated Hotel Marquette in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After the prints were removed from the hotel, they were signed, numbered and stamped. Andy Warhol’s Sunset portfolio is considered to be one of the pop artist’s more expressive projects he produced in his lifetime.