Title: Sunset (Purple/Pink/Yellow)
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Size: 34 x 34 inches
Edition: Double stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, INC. Out of 470, signed and dated in pencil verso also has the stamp from Hotel Marquette
Andy Warhol’s Sunset created in 1972 is a screenprint based off of several reels of sunset photographs shot in East Hampton, San Francisco, and New York. Each sunset image contains different colors thus evoking a different sensation based upon the colors. This sunset screen print depicts a pink sun with a purple and blue background.
Sunset (Purple/Pink/Yellow) as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
The Sunset series 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.