Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s BLUE MOVIE

1971

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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
Reference
AR00383

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.