Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol’s BLUE MOVIE 1971

Artwork details

Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Andy Warhol’s BLUE MOVIE
Date 1971
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Support: 838 x 595 mm
frame: 921 x 676 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
Not on display

Online caption

Throughout his career Warhol made numerous films, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. ‘Blue Movie’, filmed in October 1968, is an example of this. Whilst on show at the Garrick Theatre it was seized by the New York City Police and the cinema staff were arrested. Following a court ruling, the film was deemed obscene and unsuitable to show. Warhol however, was not defeated and published the dialogue alongside film stills as a book.

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