Andy Warhol Cow (F & S II.11-11A, 12-12A)Facts | History | Meaning
Catalogue Title: Cow (F & S II.11-11A, 12-12A) Year: 1966/71/76 Size 45 1/2″ x 29 1/4 115.6 x 74.3cm each Medium: Screenprint on Wallpaper Edition: Unlimited. 100 signed with a rubber stamp and numbered on verso; some dated on recto.
Andy Warhol Cow (F & S II.11-11A, 12-12A)Meaning & History
With the same fervour that he screenprinted the glamourous icons of the silver screen in the same period – such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, Warhol afforded the farm-yard animal the same scale in portraiture – exuding a playful and whimsical nature.
Cow is a portfolio produced by the artist between 1966 and 1976, comprised of four large-scale screenprints. Each print in the suite depicts a close-up image of a cow in alternating blue, pink and yellow hues – Warhol's dealer called them ‘Blazingly bright’, is a revelatory example of Warhol’s varied and constantly evolving subject matter.
Whilst at first unusual, Warhol’s Cow draws upon a classical art-historical repertoire of imagery, with the animal having featured in paintings from the Renaissance period and in academic painting. In this instance, Warhol grants us a distinctly contemporary reproduction from a photograph in a beautiful, psychedelic colour palette that is synonymous with the aesthetic of the sixties and seventies. With the same fervour that he screenprinted the glamourous icons of the silver screen in the same period – such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, Warhol also afforded the farm-yard animal the same scale in portraiture – exuding a playful and whimsical nature, the artist challenges the viewers expectation of the artist known for celebrity worship.
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