Andy Warhol Gem 186

Andy Warhol Gem 186

Andy Warhol  Gems- The Gems portfolio created by Andy Warhol contains four screen prints on Strathmore Bristol paper featuring different variations of gems.

Created

1978

Size

30×40

Medium

screen print on paper

Presentation

Edition of 20, 5 AP, 1 PP, 2 PP

Genre

Pop

Description

Andy Warhol Gem 186

The gems by Andy Warhol series contains four screen prints on Strathmore Bristol paper featuring different variations of gems.Warhol became a collector of jewelry after his success.  Warhol often wore elaborate pieces by Cartier or Harry Winston when he attended parties, which displayed his love for precious gemstones. The series was created in the later years of Warhol’s life.The Gems prints, featuring emeralds, rubies and diamonds, were a series Warhol created late in his life. Recently a German curator put one under an ultraviolet light.  The light showed a fluorescence, a glow.  This discovery was a pleasant surprise to those who know that Andy, himself, was always hiding his own glow, the jewelry, underneath his clothes.  “The Gems series has an autobiographical dimension (the secret love of feminine things, the sadness inherent in having to hide who he really was, despite his wealth and celebrity).”

Recently a German curator put one under an ultraviolet light.  The light showed a fluorescence, a glow.  This discovery was a pleasant surprise to those who know that Andy, himself, was always hiding his own glow, the jewelry, underneath his clothes.  “The Gems series has an autobiographical dimension (the secret love of feminine things, the sadness inherent in having to hide who he really was, despite his wealth and celebrity).”

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Andy Warhol’s works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn and Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans are some of the most recognized and collectible of his artworks. From Andy Warhol Paintings to Andy Warhol Prints and unique pieces, the artist’s works are available for sale from Guy Hepner.

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