Title: Hans Christian Andersen Complete Suite (FS II.398-II.401)
Medium: Screenprints on Lenox Museum Board
Edition: 25, 8 AP, 3 PP, 5 HC, 36 TP numbered in pencil and signed in pencil on verso by the executor of The Estate of Andy Warhol, the publisher, and the printer on a stamped certificate of authenticity.
Printer- Rupert Jasen Smith, New York.
Publisher- Art Expo Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Hans Christian Andersen Complete Suite (FS II.398-II.401) by Andy Warhol
Hans Christian Andersen II.398-II.401 is the complete portfolio of four screenprints, three of the prints including this particular work based on a paper cut out pieces of characters from Andersen’s fairytales. Andersen was a Danish author who became very well known for his fairy tales that were enjoyed by young and old audiences.
Andy Warhol was inspired by Andersen, which is why he decided to create a series devoted to the author and his unique characters. The bright blue Warhol uses allows the character to stand out from the gray and black background.This series, completed in 1987, was printed by Rupert Jasen Smith in New York and published by Art Expo Danmark, Odense, Denmark.