“Ads: Chanel” Lithograph
Artist: Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Historical Background: Chanel N˚5,” printed under the auspices of the estate of Andy Warhol, comes from the artist’s “Ads” portfolio based on popular advertising campaigns and logos in American culture. In 1997, Chanel revisited the image, with the Warhol Foundation’s permission, for use in an advertising campaign that year. Many of these posters appeared on buses and public transportation throughout Paris. Created in 1985 and printed in 1987, this color screenprint is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 – New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left of the plate. Numbered from the edition of 190 in pencil in the lower left, aside from the editions of 30 artist proofs, 5 printer’s proofs, 5 edition proof’s, 10 hors d’commerce, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 bon à tirer, and 30 trial.
22”28 3.4” Canvas Backed, Framed, Signed in Plate