Flowers (Hand-Colored) 110 by Andy Warhol is part of a portfolio that consists of ten screenprints that were based on images found in a wallpaper catalogue called Interpretive Flower Designs. The Flowers (Hand-Colored) series follows Flowers (Black and White), which focuses on Warhol’s fascination with line drawings that place an emphasis on line and composition. The Flowers (Hand-Colored) series contains images that are the same as the previous black and white series, but they are filled with color. Warhol’s application of Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolor dyes instills an element of design with the free flow of colors, which create a vibrant still life.
Flowers (Hand-Colored) 110 by Andy Warhol as Part of his Larger Body of Work
Andy Warhol’s complete portfolio of Flowers (Hand-Colored) along with Flowers (Black and White) demonstrate 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 to the artist’s mandrinette-based Flowers series from 1970, the hand-colored approach is decidedly a more personal medium that shows Warhol’s ability to not shy away from different methods.