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Paramount (FS II.352), 1985

Print

Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board

38.00 x 38.00 in

96.5 x 96.5 cm

Edition of 190

Edition of 190, 30 AP, 5 PP, 5 EP, 10 HC, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 BAT, 30TP, signed and numbered in pencil. Portfolio of 10.

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About The Work

Originally created by the founder and president of Paramount studios W.W. Hodkinson, this iconic ad with its distinctly pyramidal mountain shape has been the company’s logo since its inception. Warhol appropriately depicts the snow -capped mountaintop in white, causing the image to pop out towards the viewer. Warhol’s skillful ability to manipulate color is exemplified in this work, as the text and mountain almost appear to pop out three dimensionally in a manner reminiscent of animated film. Like the Paramount company advertising its films, Warhol’s Ad series serves as a form of advertisement for Warhol’s artwork, blatantly acknowledging the commercial nature of American society and urging consumers to continue buying iconic imagery that will forever proposition them with a new and exciting product.

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