Title:Flowers (Hand Colored) (FS II.110)
Medium:Screenprint hand colored with Dr. Martin’s analine watercolor dyes on Arches paper and J. Green paper
Size:40 1/8” x 27 1/4”
Edition: Edition of 250. Portfolio of ten screenprints. Dated ’74 in pencil on verso, initialed in pencil lower right.
Hand Colored Flowers 110
Flowers (FS II.110) by Warhol is part of a portfolio that consists of ten screenprints that were based on images found in a wallpaper catalogue. The Hand Colored Flowers series focuses on Warhol’s fascination with line drawings that place an emphasis on outline more than composition. With that being said, Warhol’s application of Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolor dyes instills an element of design with the free flow of colors that bleed beyond the structure of line, evoking a sense of contrast from the Hand Colored Flowers FS II.110 print.
Flowers (Hand Colored) 110 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
The complete set of Warhol’s Flowers (Hand Colored) demonstrates a sense of unity and uniformity as they were all signed with his initials in pencil, then signed again and dated in pencil on the reverse. However, Warhol’s use of hand-colored technique still gives each piece a sense of uniqueness. Compared with Warhol`s Flowers series from 1970 the hand colored approach is decidedly a more personal medium that shows Andy`s ability to not shy away from different methods.