Made in 1974, the ‘Flowers’ series is a sudden diversion away from Warhol’s typical stylistic way of working at the time.


Flowers (Hand-Colored) (F & S II.118)

Unique screenprint in black and white, hand-coloured by the artist, also signed by the artist in pencil.

104 x 69.5 cm. (41 x 27¼ in.)


Throughout this series Warhol chose to screenprint his freehand line drawings and then colour them in by hand, making each print unique, whereas before, Warhol had delighted in removing all trace of his presence from his work.⁠

The series reminds us of what a talented draughtsman Warhol was as a commercial illustrator during the 1950s. The freehand lines and hand-inked bursts of vivid colour used to capture these still-life flowers recall Warhol’s earlier offset lithographs from the 1950s, such as ‘25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy’ and ‘Wild Raspberries’ which are also featured in this new exhibition.⁠


Featuring Andy Warhol's vibrant, flamboyant, hand-coloured lithographs from the 1950s and elegant still-life screenprints from the 1970s, the exhibition invites you to revisit the creative world of one of the most famous artists of all time.

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Shapero Modern specialises in Modern & Contemporary prints, multiples and works on paper, with a particular focus on American 20th-century art all of which are available to buy from our website as well as our gallery on Maddox Street in Mayfair. 

The gallery runs a programme of selling exhibitions from both primary and secondary market artists, with six exhibitions per year, including collaborations with contemporary living artists as well as masters of 20th-century post-war editions including Frank StellaAndy WarholRoy LichtensteinDavid HockneyClaes OldenburgAlex KatzPablo Picasso and Joan Miró. 

Shapero Modern exhibits at major international Art Fairs worldwide, including TEFAF Maastricht, Frieze Masters, Masterpiece London, Art Miami, the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair and the London Original Print Fair at Somerset House. Meantime, Tabitha and her team are on hand at Shapero Modern’s Mayfair gallery in the heart of London to advise on all aspects of the art market and collecting.