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Title: Paratrooper Boots (Positive)
Medium: Synthetic Polymer and Silkscreen Ink on Canvas
Size: 20″ x 16″
Stamped by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., further stamped twice by the Estate of Andy Warhol along the overlap.
WARHOL PARATROOPER BOOTS POSITIVE
During the 1980s, when the United States was in the midst of the Cold War, Andy Warhol’s work began to reflect themes of war, death, and religion. Warhol Paratrooper Boots Positive conveys a state of heightened awareness over the impending war, portraying the American army’s readiness to jump into battle at a moment’s notice. In the beginning of his career, Warhol was known for his glamorous, celebrity-centered works, but in the late 80s, political themes became an integral part of many of his pieces, suggesting the pervasive influence of war on American culture.