Andy Warhol Banana (F & S II.10)Facts | History | Meaning
Catalogue Title Banana (F & S II.10) Year 1966 Size 24″ x 53 1/4″ 61 x 135.3 cm Medium Screenprint on Styrene Edition Approximately 300; some have stamped signature on recto; some signed on verso; some stamped AP on recto; some dated
Andy Warhol Banana (F & S II.10)Meaning & History
"As he had done with the Campbell Soup can a few years earlier, Warhol elevated the everyday to the status of art."
Banana is a screenprint produced in 1966, arguably one of his most recognised images for its association not just with the artist, but for its use in The Velvet Underground & Nico’s eponymous album cover.
In this print Warhol’s screenprinting method is seen in full force: printing a yellow-and-black banana, the imperfection of ink distribution and its heavy, graphic nature are captivating. As he had done with the Campbell Soup can a few years earlier, Warhol elevated the everyday to the status of art. The banana itself is printed onto laminated plastic as well as styrene: a kind of sticker that can be placed and moved in different positions.
Banana’s association with perhaps the most pioneering rock band of the 60s, became one that was indeed so inseparable that a legal battle ensued regarding the ownership of the image. This points to the way in which Warhol’s images seemed to take on a life of their own.
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