SAS Passenger Ticket 20 by Andy Warhol is a great visual representation of an SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) passenger ticket done in bright yellow with black graphics covering it. The piece was based on Andy Warhol’s round-trip SAS airline ticket and baggage check to Stockholm dated December 7, 1967. The piece is characterized by vibrant colors over black clovers and spades in the background. On top of the symbols, the text of the ticket is written and outlined in a light blue that contrasts the yellow of the background to the point that the ticket is almost difficult to read. The abstracted and enlarged subject of the ticket for Scandinavian Airlines was published for a Warhol exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden at the Moderna Museet, and it is one of Warhol’s earliest published prints.
SAS Passenger Ticket 20 by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work
This piece is a lot like Warhol’s other works in the way that he elevated everyday, mundane objects to images of high art. The exhibition that this particular piece was created for later traveled to Amsterdam, Switzerland and Norway. Therefore, this particular piece was seen by many in Scandinavia, which was a rarity for most of Warhol’s works at the time.