Warhol Flowers


Silkscreen on canvas

304.8 x 304.8 cm (120 x 120 in.)

When Andy Warhol was asked about his technique, he answered: "I don't know. Ask Elaine.” As its name suggests, Warhol Flowers is a replica of a silkscreen painting by the pope of Pop Art.

Sturtevant founded the appropriationist movement, revolutionising the concept of originality in art by reproducing other artists’ works, often from memory. Started before the end of 1964, the year Warhol created Flowers and exhibited them for the first time at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York, Sturtevant's floral series consisted of 95 copies of varying sizes until 1971. In 1990 she added 19 new paintings to the series. Warhol himself gave her one of his screens.

Sturtevant's painting, which is part of the Pinault Collection, was presented in 2014 at the "Art Lovers" exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.