Andy WarholBlack Bean 1968

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Artist
Andy Warhol (1928‑1987)
Title
Black Bean
Date 1968
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionssupport: 892 x 591 mm frame: 900 x 596 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1978
Reference
P07242
Not on display

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Warhol painted familiar consumer items such as coca-cola bottles or soup cans throughout the 1960s, the earliest examples first shown in New York in 1962. Asked why he painted soup cans, Warhol replied, 'Because I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day.' Using screenprinting, Warhol could simulate the mechanical effect of his source to the extent that the resulting image appears almost untransformed. Yet, the rich colour, enlargement of scale and unifying black outline are reminders that these are commercial techniques being used in the context of high art, no longer selling products, but presenting them as objects for contemplation… (read more)

August 2004

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