Offset color lithograph on paper under Plexiglas, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, pub., Eugene Feldman, prntr.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987, American) "S&H; Green Stamps," 1965 Offset color lithograph on paper under Plexiglas, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, pub., Eugene Feldman, prntr. From the edition of approximately 300, initialed in graphite by Fred Hughes verso; retains Andy Warhol Estate stamp verso 23" H x 22.75" W Literature: F. Feldman and J. Schellmann. 2003. #II.9 Notes: Ever the art world provocateur, Warhol was fascinated by the ripe possibilities of applying modern mechanization techniques to his artistic practice. Much of Warhol's celebrated oeuvre takes the form of silkscreen prints that call attention to themes related to modern-day capitalistic practices and society's insatiable preoccupation with fame. S&H; Green Stamps is ripe with visual pun, reflecting the now-defunct retailer's actual customer loyalty trading stamps, while simultaneously alluding to the stamp-based silk-screen process Warhol employed to create the work of art itself. The print is indicative of Warhol's humor, as well as his predilection for ready-made, pop culture imagery. From an edition of approximately 300 signed works, a larger unsigned run of nearly 6,000 prints were employed at exhibition as Warhol's exhibition announcements.