Committee 2000, 1982
Signed and numbered
From an edition of 2000
30 × 20 inches (76.2 × 50.8 cm.)
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Andy Warhol, the leading figure of the 1960s Pop Art avant-garde movement, is now one of the most acclaimed figures of the 20th century. He was a highly skilled multidisciplinary artist, debuting as a commercial illustrator, who originated controversial and necessary conversations on the value of fine versus commercial art. Warhol was obsessed with consumer goods, celebrities and advertising, using every day subject matter to depict a portrait of the America of his time. In his artistic career, the ‘70s are known for Warhol’s renewed interest in social events and portraitures, moving progressively away from his commercial subject matter.
Committee 2000 is an incredible example of his take on everyday subject matter and traditional still life. The vibrant colors used to portray the cocktail glasses, exaggeratedly outlined in livelier hues, evoke the glamour, excess and boisterous social scene in which the artist was immersed. Warhol is still one of the pivotal figures of contemporary art history and highly admired by galleries and collectors, a copy of this work being exhibited in MoMA’s permanent collection.