Candy Box Heart Vintage Framed Poster

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Warhol is renowned for his flashy portraits of the rich and famous. However, he also created a more personal range of works, most of which were intended as gifts for friends and colleagues. In 1983 he began a series of prints based on a box of chocolates (Warhol was a huge chocolate fanatic). The image used here is a closed version of the Candy Box Heart and has been used to advertise an exhibition of Warhol’s work in Berlin. Derived from a photograph, the image has been screenprinted in black on to a vibrant red background to create a striking design. This vintage exhibition poster was acquired through the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts and subsequently framed locally in Philadelphia. 


In 1963 Jasper Johns and John Cage established the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts based on the belief that visual artists – painters and sculptors – were sufficiently concerned about the state of the performance arts – dance, theatre and music – enough so to donate artwork to benefit performing artists. Lee Bontecou, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Elaine Sturtevant, and Andy Warhol were among the sixty-seven artists who contributed to the Foundation's historic first benefit exhibition—the first fund-raising benefit of this kind. Proceeds from sales enabled the Foundation to launch a significant program of assistance to performing artists who were engaged in work of a contemporary nature. To date, over 900 visual artists have supported the Foundation's grants programs with major gifts of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints contributed for benefit exhibitions held over the years.

  • 31 1/5"x 37 1/4"
  • Made in the USA
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