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- 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 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.