Flowers, c.1964 (1 red, 1 pink, 2 yellow) is a high quality open edition print of an original silkscreen by American pop artist Andy Warhol
. Being square meant you could hang these flowers any way you wanted depending on what angle you liked. The original image for the flowers came from a photograph of seven hibiscus flowers taken by Patricia Caulfield in the magazine called Modern Photography. Warhol cropped this image to a perfect square and manipulating the flowers so they fitted. The use of someone else’s photograph in his work lead to a law suit and after this Warhol only used his own photographs in his work. Warhol produced the same collection of flowers in a whole variety of colours is version has the four flowers in different colours red, pink and two yellow.
Image Credit: ©/®/TM The Andy Warhol
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