The Poster Journal

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol is an important figure in the history of Contemporary Art. He is known as the Father of Pop Art who took as his materials the most banal, everyday items changing the way generations have come to understand the objects they consume. His most well-known works include representations of Brillo Boxes, Campbell Soup cans and celebrities such as, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. 

During the 1980’s Andy created a series of screen prints called Avs which included exquisite portraits of colorful Chanel No. 5 bottles. They were included in an edition of 190 and at the time fetched between $25,000 and $100,000. Chanel liked what he did and asked him to create something similar to put on the street for their next campaign.  However, due to his sad and sudden death in 1987 the posters were not released until 1997 with authorization from the Warhol foundation.