Andy Warhol Andy Warhol’s FLESH date not known

Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
Andy Warhol’s FLESH
Date Date not known
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Support: 1042 x 689 mm
frame: 1122 x 765 x 38 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
AR00379
Not on display
ARTIST ROOMS

Online caption

Released in 1968, ‘Flesh’ proved to be a major success, marking a turning point in Warhol’s films. Throughout his career Warhol made numerous movies, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. Yet Flesh was conceived, filmed and edited by the young film-maker Paul Morrissey whilst Warhol was recovering from gun-shot wounds. With it he bridged the gap between Warhol’s traditionally avant-garde films and commercial Hollywood. Featuring the lead character, Joe Dallesandro, prominently on the poster was a deliberate acknowledgement by Morrissey that the young actor’s photogenic looks would encourage viewers. Also, despite Warhol’s minimal involvement, including his name in the title draws on his celebrity as a marketing tool.

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