Flowers, 1964

Henry Geldzahler takes credit for suggesting the influential Death and Disaster Series, and later, as an anodyne, the Flower prints of 1964.  Geldzahler reportedly told Warhol that he had done enough death pictures and that it was perhaps time for "life," showing him some flowers in a magazine.  Warhol followed the advice, directing his assistant to have silkscreens made of a photograph of four poppies by Patricia Caulfield which appeared in Modern Photograph.

In 1967, critic Paul Bergin wrote:

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