“The key motif in Warhol’s Flowers series derives from a photograph that the artist discovered in a magazine.
On the basis of it, he rearranged and varied the number of flowers, running off numerous screenprints that differ from each other in color and format. In the present version, however, the flowers and green background were painted by hand.
The subject of flowers illustrates Warhol’s serial principle perhaps more succinctly and yet more poetically than any other. Thus, in depicting flowers, the natural potential of plants to proliferate is combined with their technical reproducibility as decorative motifs for mass production