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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 Warhol revisited this image in the late seventies via this tapestry and a set of unpublished flower prints on Curtis Rag paper in 1978.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)

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  • Shipping Dimensions: 74 x 71 in. (187.96 x 180.34 cm.)
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