Sunset (Green) by Andy Warhol is a 1972 screenprint inspired by several reels of sunset film shot in East Hampton, San Francisco and New York. Each work is inspired by a different film by Warhol’s film, Sunset, which is one of the fifty films that has been preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. Each Sunset print is unique both in color/and or composition. The particular piece contains a variation of green hues, which fade into yellows and blues. The constant contrast provides excitement, but the uniformity of green keeps us comforted.
Sunset (Green) by Andy Warhol as Part of his Larger Body of Work
The Sunset portfolio was produced in 1972 on smooth wove paper. This series is an extreme example of the concept of color serialization. The screen print was produced at an unheard of 472 unique color variations with the use of only three screens. The sunset series is considered to be one of Warhol’s more expressive projects he produced in his lifetime. The commission for the work was made by Johnson & Burgee, famed architects, to be installed in the rooms of the renovated Hotel Marquette in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After the prints were removed from the hotel, they were signed, numbered and stamped.