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Andy Warhol's signature on the back of the Sunset (green) print.
Warhol Sunset Wall Display

Sunset (Green)

Catalogue Title: Sunset

Year: 1972

Size: 34″ x 34”

Medium: Screenprint on Paper.

Edition: 632 unique prints divided as follows: 40 portfolios containing four prints each, signed and numbered in pencil on verso. The remaining 472 prints were used by architects Johnson & Burgee for the Hotel Marquette, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1981, upon removal from the hotel, these prints were signed, numbered 1/470 – 470/470, and dated in pencil on verso, and two were marked “HC”; they were stamped in black on verso “Hotel Marquette Prints.”


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.

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