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Andy Warhol

'Space Fruits: Still Life' Exhibition Poster (Cantaloupes I), 1979

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Lot 16
Offset lithograph in colors on paper
28.0 x 21.5 in (71.1 x 54.6 cm)
Signed on recto


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Simple and experimental, Andy Warhol inverted the traditionally representative nature of still life in his series ‘Space Fruit: Still Lifes.’ Appearing in bright colors, his depictions of cantaloupes, watermelons, peaches, apples, and pears are almost unrecognizable as fruit. Here, his work ‘Cantaloupes I’ is reproduced onto an exhibition poster promoting the series, which would travel to galleries in New York, Michigan, California, and Florida.

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About Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola) (American, 1928-1987) was a leading figure in the Pop art movement. He is particularly known for the breadth of his oeuvre, as it encompassed painting, hand drawing, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. Fascinated with celebrity culture and status, his silkscreens of pop icons and mundane objects were particularly successful, and cemented his place as a “celebrity” artist. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.