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.

Details

  • 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