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Title: Camouflage FS II.409
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 80. Portfolio of eight. Signed and numbered in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol on a stamped certificate of authenticity.
CAMOUFLAGE (FS II.409)
Warhol died in the midst of completing the Camouflage edition. Consequently, the editioned prints of Camouflage prints are signed and stamped by Frederick Hughes, the executor of his estate. Since the 1980s, the Camouflage prints have continued to grow in popularity and significance, particularly with America’s continuing military involvement in the Middle East. The fluorescent and vibrant colors of Warhol’s Camouflage gives the subject an almost humorous quality, considering the traditional use of camouflage for the uniforms of American armies.
CAMOUFLAGE (FS II.409) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Considered by many as the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century, Warhol employed commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass produced images on canvas with his signature style. Variations in color give each print of an edition a different and unique appearance. Warhol also created a self-portrait with a camouflage pattern around the same time.