Title: U.N. Stamp (FS II.185)
Medium: Offset lithograph on Rives paper.
Size: 8″ 1/2″ x 11″
Details: Edition of approximately 1000. 1000 signed in pen Small printed signature on the lower right. 500 have a U.S. Stamp. 500 have a Swiss stamp. Printed by the U.N. Published by the United Nations Disaster Relief Organization.
U.N. Stamp 185
U.N. Stamp 185 was commissioned by the World Federation of United Nations Association, a global organization whose goal is to support the principles and purposes of the United Nations. For over two decades, they raised money for the United Nations through the sale of artworks to promote the ideals of the UN and raise money for their educational programs. Along with artists like Picasso, Al Hirschfeld, and Salvador Dali, Warhol created the U.N. Stamp lithograph based off a first-day cover of an actual UN stamp.
U.N. Stamp 185 as a Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
Andy Warhol was famous for creating thought-provoking pieces of art based off simple, everyday objects like soup cans, brillo boxes and flowers. Along with his already iconic status as an artist, this habit made him an ideal participant in the United Nations fundraiser.