Moonwalk 405 (Pink) by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was a man of the future. This is evident in his Moonwalk portfolio. A set of 160 limited edition screen prints, these images capture the 1969 Moonwalk as see through the eyes of the ultimate in cool: Adny Warhol.

This historic moments is transformed into much more than just an art work, but a statement. “One small step for man, one giant leap for humankind.”

Created

1987

Size

38×38

Medium

Screen print on Lenox Museum Board

Signed

Yes

Presentation

Edition of 160

Genre

Pop

Warhol’s Moonwalk explores the overlapping boundaries of time. The translucent colors capture your gaze in  classic Warhol fashion. No other artist can transform man’s first steps not he moon, and turn it into a screenshot from a movie.

Warhol created the Moonwalk Portfolio to commemorate the momentous achievement of the first man on the moon. He aptures the magic, drama, and fantasy of the moon walk. He know what the people want and sells it by making the  unknown voyage cool.

Warhol’s Moonwalk depicts Neil Armstrong’s photograph of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. walking on the moon for the first time in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. Moonwalk is a portfolio of only two prints. In this specific print, Warhol chooses to color the astronaut in yellow. The American flag has similar coloring with blue, reds, and pinks. He uses this color scheme to embellish the primarily dimmer and darker colors of the background.

Warhol created the Moonwalk Portfolio to commemorate the momentous achievement of the first man on the moon. He aptures the magic, drama, and fantasy of the moon walk. He know what the people want and sells it by making the  unknown voyage cool.The  Moonwalk images by Andy Warhol were created in 1987 only months before his death.

Like any other great artist Andy was looking to the future. By using this landmark moment in history as the focus of his art work, he preserves the emotion that everyone felt as one Neil took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

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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