Flowers (FS II.67)
Title: Flowers (FS II.67)
Medium: Portfolio of Ten Screenprints on Paper
Size: 36” x 36″
Edition: Edition of 250 signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso; some dated. There are 26 AP signed and lettered A – Z in ball-point pen on verso.
Almost six years after his sellout show at the Leo Castelli Gallery where he introduced the world to his Flowers series, Warhol released a portfolio of ten screenprints simply entitled “Flowers.” The portfolio takes the photograph by Patricia Caulfield he had used previously, and he crops, abstracts and inverts the image. The only difference between the prints is the colors used. In this print, there are two orange flowers, a yellow flower, and a purple flower on green grass. The hibiscus flowers are very unique for Warhol because they are delicate and represent fragility and purity. They are a huge change from his Disaster series, which he was working on prior to this. Even though these are a very different subject matter than we are used to seeing from Warhol, they are one of his most popular series, especially because of the bright, pop colors.