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

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Perrier 1983
  • Artist Rooms
In the 1980s Warhol began to accept commissions for advertising work from a range of manufacturers and businesses. Many critics noted that he had essentially gone full-circle, returning to where he had started in the 1950s as a commercial illustrator. Yet Warhol maintained that he “was always a commercial artist”. This screenprint of the French mineral water Perrier was an experimental design for an advertising campaign in 1983. It features printed line drawings of the bottle’s con tours in contrasting colours and set against larger areas of colour. The final design was awarded the Grand Prize of the French Poster in 1983.

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Commission

When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.

Screenprint

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.

Commission, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00405
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 44.50 x 59.80 cm (framed: 51.50 x 66.50 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