Camouflage 406 by Andy Warhol
Title: Camouflage 406
Medium: Silkscreen ink on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 38” x 38”
Details: Edition of 80, signed and numbered in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol and stamped with a certificate of authenticity.
Andy Warhol created Camouflage 406 for his final series of screenprints produced before his death in 1987. Warhol put a pop art twist on the recognizable pattern used for American military uniforms with his trademark vibrant colors, most of which are contradictory their title. Camouflage 406 is a combination of different shades of green and bears the strongest resemblance to the appropriated image. Andy’s Camouflage prints are widely considered to be among his most abstract and visually striking works of pop art. He worked closely with his assistant Jay Shriver to produce the images, which were inspired by forms and motifs of military clothing procured by Shriver from an army surplus shop in New York. By replacing the muted palette of camouflage clothing with bright and fluorescent colors that were popular in the 1980s, Warhol appropriated and transformed this military theme into pop art. Camouflage 406 is from a small edition of 80, and is stamped and signed by Fredrick Hughes, the executor of the Warhol estate, as they were released after Andy Warhol’s death.