ARTIST ROOMS

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol 1982

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Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
Andy Warhol
Date 1982
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Support: 1082 x 749 mm
Collection
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
Not on display

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.

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