Hamburger (Yellow) by Andy Warhol

Hamburger is one of several works created by Warhol in the mid-1980s in which he revisited the forms and motifs of his work from the 1960s. In other versions of Hamburger Warhol experimented with different colours for the background and the text, such as black printed on white. Despite these changes, however, he maintained the simple two-tone scheme throughout the series.

Presentation

Unique, Stamped and Authenticated

Created

1986

Size

10 x 12″

Medium

acrylic and silkscreen canvas

Genre

Pop

Hamburger by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s late period was characterized by a burst of artistic innovation and production. Those surrounding Andy Warhol during this time remarked on his tremendous vitality and enthusiasm as Andy Warhol re-immersed himself in painting. Andy Warhol embraced each new idea passionately, working tirelessly on his many projects

More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.

A skilled (analog) social networker, Warhol parlayed his fame, one connection at a time, to the status of a globally recognized brand. Decades before widespread reliance on portable media devices, he documented his daily activities and interactions on his traveling audio tape recorder and beloved Minox 35EL camera.  Predating the hyper-personal outlets now provided online, Warhol captured life’s every minute detail in all its messy, ordinary glamour and broadcast it through his work, to a wide and receptive audience.