Andy Warhol Andy Warhol’s Exposures 1979

Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
Andy Warhol’s Exposures
Date 1979
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Support: 587 x 700 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
AR00340
Not on display
ARTIST ROOMS

Online caption

Following his purchase of a new camera in 1976, Warhol exclaimed to his friend Bob Colacello: “We should do a photography book together, Bob. We've got to take photographs wherever we go from now on. It's work now, Bob”. The result was a book of photographs and profiles of the stars of rock and roll, the art world, fashion and politics. It is an insight into the lives of Warhol’s celebrity friends, both in pictures and via his entertaining narration. This poster is the same design as the cover of the book. It is a collage of snapshots of superstars with a grinning profile of the artist on the right. Warhol’s name was in itself a brand and by including it in the title of the book, he successfully draws on his own celebrity as a marketing tool.

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