Warhol’s Forgotten Female and Flowers
September 12 – October 26, 2002
Woodward Gallery is proud to announce Warhol’s Forgotten Female and Flowers. This critical exhibition of relatively unknown screenprints emphasizes Andy Warhol’s attraction to female subjects and floral icons.
Twenty years ago Warhol created this body of unique and limited edition works on paper as a response to natural beauty. The aesthetic discovery from an extensive proofing process for commissioned proposals led to more prints than were necessary for a given job. His approach to experimentation brought new inspirations from his existing ideas. Although not normally recognized as Warhol’s typical icons, this entire display of virtually unknown prints emphasize his intense attention to color, composition and detail.
Much of the exhibition is from his unpublished print series and due to special color and proofing changes each work is unique. For the first time ever, these forgotten female subjects and flowers are displayed harmoniously to further distinguish Warhol as one of the most important, creative contemporary forces of the 20th century.
By uniting this refreshing body of female and flowers, Woodward Gallery hopes to contribute to a new understanding of the late Warhol’s unparalleled talent.