Andy Warhol

La Grande Passion

About this artwork

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 advert is for the French passion fruit-flavoured brandy - ‘La Grande Passion’. The design incorporates a photographic screenprint of the liqueur bottle with hand-drawn lines (subsequently screenprinted). In the background there is another printed drawing of a passion fruit flower, the varying colours of which were inspired by pencils with multicoloured leads. As well as a poster and as an advert in magazines, Warhol created paintings of the subject.

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  • title:
    La Grande Passion
  • accession number:
    AR00411
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  • materials:
    Lithograph on paper
  • date created:
    About 1984
  • measurements:
    98.70 x 94.00 cm (framed: 107.00 x 102.50 x 3.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    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
  • copyright:
    © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London. 2018.
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol