Weather Map (Positive), 1986

In the 1980s Andy Warhol became increasingly interested in painting again through his collaborations with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Francesco Clemente. In 1985-1986, Warhol executed a series of small (16 x 20 inches) silkscreened black and white paintings of images taken from advertisements, diagrams, maps, and illustrations in newspapers and magazines. With images of weather maps, Russian missile bases, and common consumer items such as sneakers, boots, hamburgers and keys, they revisit the early years of hand-painted Pop images and have an uncanny resonance with how we live in a world populated by consumer culture.