Space Fruit Series by Andy Warhol

Space Fruit: Still Lives Series by Andy Warhol

In 1977 he met printer Rupert Jasen Smith who worked with him to create the series Space Fruit. These prints demonstrate Warhol’s experimentation with a centuries-old genre in painting—the still life. Still lifes by their very nature are choreographed compositions focusing on shape, color, space, and oftentimes symbolism. Warhol was interested in using shadows as a compositional element. He first placed one or more pieces of fruit on a white background, lit the arrangement from an angled position so that shadows were cast onto the white paper, and then photographed these compositions. He also used collage and drawing to create the source imagery for the additional screens used in each print. This artwork is an example of a multilayer or multicolor” silkscreen print since each color represents a different silkscreened layer. This printing process allowed Warhol endless color combinations within each composition.”  – Warhol Foundation

Artwork

Space Fruit: Still Lives - Pears by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Pears by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Pears by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives - Cantaloupes II by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Cantaloupes II by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Cantaloupes II by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit- Still Lives - Peaches by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Peaches by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Peaches by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives - Apples by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Apples by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Apples by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Oranges by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Oranges by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Oranges by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit - Lemons 1978 by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Lemons by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Lemons by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Watermelon by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Watermelon by Andy Warhol
Space Fruits - Cantaloupes I 1979 by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Cantaloupes I by Andy Warhol
Space Fruit: Still Lives – Cantaloupes I by Andy Warhol