Title: Candy Box (True Love)
Medium: Acrylic, silkscreen ink and diamond dust on canvas
Size: 8″x 10 3/16″
Candy Box (True Love) by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Candy Box (True Love) encompasses Warhol’s long-standing relationship with both consumerism and love of chocolate. This 1984 screenprint belongs to a series inspired by the iconic heart-shaped chocolate box. English chocolatier, Richard Cadbury, is credited with its invention. The scheme behind its conception was its continual use as storage for everything from love letters to locks of hair. Candy Box (True Love) may be perceived as a nod to earlier iconic consumer products.
Candy Box (True Love) as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
Andy Warhol Candy Box (True Love) adds an intimate layer to Warhol’s work at large. Its soft edges and subject matter contrast his routine subject matter –flashy depictions of products, celebrities and traumas. The cheeky gift within a gift offers a glimpse into Warhol’s personal life.