Candy Box Heart
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Candy Box Heart 1983
  • Artist Rooms
Warhol is renowned for his flashy portraits of the rich and famous. However, he also created a more personal range of works, most of which were intended as gifts for friends and colleagues. In 1983 he began a series of prints based on a box of chocolates. The image used here is a closed version of the Candy Box Heart and has been used to advertise an exhibition of Warhol’s work in Berlin. Derived from a photograph, the image has been screenprinted in black on to a vibrant red background to create a striking design. As well as images of chocolate boxes (Warhol was a huge chocolate fanatic), the 1980s saw Warhol produce prints of human hearts and an instructional sign concerning heart attacks.

Glossary Open


An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.


A print made by forcing ink through a screen on which a stencil is placed. Traditionally used for commercial printing, it has been taken up by artists since the 1960s when it was used extensively in Pop art.

Print, Screenprint


  • Acc. No. AR00450
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 72.90 x 55.70 cm (framed:77.90 x 62.70 x 3.80 cm))
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008