Previous LotNext lot

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 66798
Flowers (tapestry), 1980

Tapestries
74 х 71 in. (187.96 x 180.34 cm.)
Signed, in the tapestry
Print/Casting Year 1980
Edition of 20
Foundry/Publisher Modern Master Tapestries, New York
Lot description
This tapestry is based off of Warhol's iconic 1964 print by the same name. He was inspired by a photograph of hibiscus flowers by Patricia Caulfield in Modern Photography from June 1964. Warhol revisited this image in the late seventies via this tapestry and a set of unpublished flower prints on Curtis Rag paper in 1978.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), is widely credited as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. After studying design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York in 1949 to pursue a career as a commercial artist. Though successful, Warhol wanted to be an independent painter and in the early 1960s began to create paintings based on advertisement imagery. He built his studio called "The Factory" and developed his signature style, which employed commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass-produced images on canvas. With his multiple images of soup cans, soda bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, Warhol revealed the beauty within mass culture and redefined the art world. Warhol quickly came to embody and define the Pop Art Movement.
Warhol died in 1987 due to complications following an operation; as per his final request, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established after his death.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Condition Report
  • Shipping Information
  • Payment and Return Policies
Alternate Views: 1 of 1
Share |
Add Andy Warhol to My Artist Alert
Receive email alerts as soon as artists you follow are up for sale. Update your artist watch list any time.

Sales Results for Comparable Works

  • Andy Warhol

    Flowers (tapestry)
    prints, design, tapestries
    (H 74, W 71) in.
    (188.0 x 180.3) cm.
    Ed. of 20
    Sold for: US$16,100
    Friday, March 30, 2012
    artnet Auctions
    Lot 64596
  • Andy Warhol

    Flowers (tapestry)
    prints, design, tapestries
    (H 74, W 71) in.
    (188.0 x 180.3) cm.
    Ed. of 20
    Sold for: US$13,915
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    artnet Auctions
    Lot 61817
  • Andy Warhol

    Flowers
    woven tapestry
    (H 73.6, W 70.9) in.
    (187 x 180) cm.
    Ed. ed.20
    Sold for: US$14,013
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00224
  • Andy Warhol

    Flowers
    woven tapestry
    (H 72.8, W 72.8) in.
    (185 x 185) cm.
    Ed. ed.20
    Sold for: US$18,985
    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00159
  • Andy Warhol

    Flowers (tapestry)
    prints, mixed media
    (H 71.4, W 71, D 1) in.
    (181.4 x 180.3 x 2.5) cm.
    Sold for: US$18,975
    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    artnet Auctions
    Lot 34441
  • Andy Warhol

    Flowers
    woven tapestry
    (H 72.8, W 72.8) in.
    (185 x 185) cm.
    Ed. ed.20
    Sold for: US$21,589
    Saturday, February 13, 2010
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00145
artnet Auctions—Buy and sell art 24/7 worldwide. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered
trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Call for Assistance: US +1-877-388-3256, EU +49 (0)30 20 91 78 50