frame: 1122 x 766 x 38 mm
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
1972 saw the release of the final film in the ‘Flesh / Trash / Heat’ trilogy, which centred on the darker aspects of American culture. Based on the 1950 American film classic ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Heat’ focused on the life of a former child-star who attempts to revive his career. With young filmmaker Paul Morrissey taking a leading role in the making of these films, he converts Warhol’s aesthetic and interest in challenging the viewer’s perceptions, into a more mainstream format. 'Heat' was generally well received and was included in the Venice Film Festival. This poster adopts the look of a reel of film showing the lead stars alongside some favourable reviews.