Paris Review 18

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Title: Paris Review (FS II.18)
Medium: Screenprint with die-cut holes on cream paper.
Year: 1967
Size: 37″ x 27 1/8″
Edition: Edition of 150 signed with a rubber stamp and numbered in pencil lower right. Printed by Chiron Press in New York. Published by Paris Review, New York.

Paris Review 18

Paris Review 18 was published in a series of prints by forty different artists to publicize and provide financial support for the Paris Review magazine.

Paris Review 18 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work

Andy Warhol created this piece during the period in which he was contemplating everyday items, such as this Paris Review receipt ticket, as art objects. Warhol developed this early screenprint in support of the Paris Review, a literary journal. The Paris Review was founded in 1953 by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton with the goal “to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines.” Plimpton was known for parties he threw at his Upper East Side apartment, just blocks away from the liquor store where Warhol made the purchase scribbled on this ticket. More than fifty other artists created works in support of the Paris Review.

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