Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

1982

Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Support: 1082 x 749 mm
frame: 1166 x 830 x 38 mm
Acquisition
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00438

Online caption

This poster of Andy Warhol depicts the artist in a detailed jacket, sunglasses, and his instantly identifiable silver wig. The photograph was perhaps taken at an opening event or party. With Warhol’s obsession with his appearance and the idea of celebrity, this poster was conceivably produced as an act of self-promotion to be plastered around the streets of New York. There is no identifying text – everyone knew what Andy Warhol looked like.