One of the most coveted works of Warhol’s “ADS” series, the Chanel Bottle, has been added to Revolver’s collection.
Chanel No. 5 is an iconic image that evokes glamour, beauty and classic femininity. It was the first perfume created by legendary fashion designer, Coco Chanel and its sleek, minimal design is as classic as the brand it represents.
The Warhol Chanel No. 5 bottle illustrates the bottle’s polished design, using an invariant color palette, only to accent the bottle’s contours and label. With only 190 editions in existence, Warhol’s Chanel prints are highly sought after and exceptionally rare in the art market.
The Chanel bottle has been, and continues to be seen as a quintessential image of female consumerism and glamour, which inspired and enchanted Warhol to include in his valuable “AD” series.
Before Andy Warhol was a world-famous pop artist, he worked as a freelance advertisement illustrator, sketching images of women’s clothing, shoes and jewelry.
His beginnings as a product marketer heavily influenced his artistic career, in which he glamorized and transformed everyday objects, like soup cans and cleaning supplies, into works of art. So in the 1980’s when Feldman Fine Arts commissioned Warhol to create his “ADS” series, Warhol was in his element. The Chanel No. 5 bottle is one out of the ADS series that is especially close to Warhol’s past as an ad illustrator.