'After the Party', Screenprint 1979

$35,000

Created in 1979, Andy Warhol’s After the Party is comprised of screenprint in colors on Arches 88 paper. In terms of size, this piece is 21½ x 30 3/8 in. (456 x 772 mm.) After the Party exposes habits of conspicuous consumption that underlie American culture. Furthermore, the piece depicts the aftermath of a formal event: when all the glamour fades away, what is leftover? Warhol answers this unsettling question by physically recording the excess and chaos that permeates a society obsessed with money and status. The viewer is forced to try to make sense of the mess, but is unable to do so. Moreover, the piece sheds a light on a harsh reality that is otherwise concealed by the American facade. This work is in excellent condition. Please contact us with any further questions.

Creator
Andy Warhol

About

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

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