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Title: Black and White Flowers (FS II.102)
Medium: Screenprint on Arches paper and J. Green paper
Size: 40 7/8″ x 27 1/4″
Details: Edition of 100 signed and numbered in pencil on verso, initialled in pencil lower right.
Black and White Flowers 102
In 1974, Warhol produced two portfolios of flower prints, based on images in a wallpaper catalogue. Much like his 1950s work, these portfolios use Warhol’s signature hand-drawn look with watercolor, as seen in the Flowers (Hand-Colored) series. Black and White Flowers 100-1009 feature the same images as the Flowers (Hand-Colored) portfolio, but in black and white.
Black and White Flowers 102 As A part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
Warhol continuously revisited the use of flowers as a subject matter throughout his entire career in almost every medium. Compared with Warhol`s Flowers series from 1970, the hand-drawn quality of Black and White Flowers 102 is more delicate and thematically different than many of his other subjects, showing Warhol’s ability to incorporate and experiment with different methods. When comparing this portfolio with his others that feature screenprints delineated by thick, machine-printed lines and brilliant colors that purposefully hide the artist’s influence, these prints are closer to being more reflective of Warhol’s personal touch and less like the product of a printing machine.