Andy Warhol
Global Art Fusion 1985

Artwork details

Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Global Art Fusion
Date 1985
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Support: 688 x 498 mm
frame: 765 x 565 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

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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