Space Fruit Full Suite
PACE FRUIT FULL SUITE BY ANDY WARHOL
Space Fruit Full Suite exemplifies Warhol’s modern approach to the still life genre. With its bright colors of green and pink, Warhol demonstrates more interest in the drawing’s vibrancy than its realism. His use of shadow and detailed lines on the pears gives the fruit more of a realistic quality as they become more 3-Dimensional. With the help of a printer, Rubert Jasen Smith, Warhol was able to complete his Space Fruit series in 1979.
Warhol’s series of Space Fruit is a perfect example of Warhol taking well-known subject matter and putting a pop art spin on them. Still life compositions are essentially choreographed as the artist places the objects and light exactly as he or she wishes. This manipulation is what this series has in common with his Flowers and Skulls series.
SPACE FRUIT FULL SUITE AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
This series marks a shift of Warhol’s interest from commercial products to art historical subjects. Warhol takes the same approach to his Space Fruit series as he does to his Flowers and Skulls series, taking traditional props and isolating each element in some of his most famous portfolios.