Sunset by Andy Warhol
Title: Sunset (Unique) (Green)
Medium: screenprint in colours on paper
Size: 34" x 34"
Edition: Unique. Stamped with the ’The Estate of Andy Warhol’ and ‘Authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.’ inkstamps and numbered 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 screenprint was produced at an unheard of 472 unique color variations with the use of only three screens. In this print of Sunset, Warhol used bright shades of green and turquois blue that blend together to create the horizon around the subtle cream-colored sun. Famous 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, and is exemplary of the pop artist’s use of bright colors to depict scenes of everyday life. Each of Warhol’s Sunset prints is a unique color combination.