Andy Warhol

Global Art Fusion


Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Lithograph on paper
Support: 688 x 498 mm
frame: 765 x 565 x 38 mm
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

This poster is for a joint exhibition between Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna in 1985. On the surface both artists appear quite different but they shared an understanding and mastery of the news media, and an ability to transform everyday objects into high-value works of art. Both artists had a mutual admiration for each other's work and in 1980 Warhol produced a series of portraits of the German artist. Beuys, Warhol and Japanese artist Kaii Higashiyama collaborated on this exhibition poster. It is distinctly unlike most of the posters designed to advertise Warhol’s shows. Characteristically they display his name prominently alongside an example of his work from the exhibition. However, here his surname is not even legible.

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