Andy Warhol

Kiku (F. & S. II.309), 1983

Screenprint in colors, from Kiku, signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered from an edition of 300), printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and Ryoichi Ishida, Tokyo, with the blindstamp of the latter, also with the publisher's blindstamp, Gendai Hanga Center, Tokyo, and with the artist's 1983 copyright inkstamp verso, on BFK Rives wove paper
19⅝ x 26 inches (50 x 66 cm.)
Very Good
Private Collection
New York
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Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the pop art movement, is renowned for his innovative approach to art and his fascination with popular culture. Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol gained fame for his unique ability to blend high art with the mundane, elevating everyday objects and celebrities to the status of art. His iconic works, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe portraits, reflect his keen insight into the intersection of art, consumerism, and celebrity culture.

In 1983, Andy Warhol created the artwork titled "Kiku," showcasing his continued exploration of cultural symbolism and artistic expression. The piece features the image of a chrysanthemum, or kiku in Japanese, rendered in Warhol's distinctive style of bold colors and repetitive patterns. The use of the chrysanthemum, a significant flower in Japanese culture symbolizing longevity and the imperial family, adds a layer of cultural depth to Warhol's oeuvre. "Kiku" stands as a testament to Warhol's ability to transcend traditional boundaries and engage with global influences, demonstrating his enduring impact on the art world.

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