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Title: Camouflage, Complete Portfolio 406-413
Medium: Screenprint 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. Portfolio of 8.
Andy Warhol’s Camouflage is his final portfolio of screenprints produced before his death in 1987. Warhol put a pop art twist on the recognizable pattern used for American military uniforms with by printing it in his trademark vibrant colors. The bold, bright shades Warhol used are contradictory to the initial purpose of the pattern. 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 is a portfolio of 8 screenprints with matching edition numbers. Each Camouflage screenprint stamped and signed by Fredrick Hughes, the executor of the Warhol estate, as the portfolio was released after Andy Warhol’s death.