Andy Warhol No Parking 1986

Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
No Parking
Date 1986
Medium 4 photographs, gelatine silver print on paper and thread
Dimensions Support: 539 x 694 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
AR00296
Not on display
ARTIST ROOMS

Online caption

Following the gift of a camera in 1976, Warhol began to photographically document every aspect of his life from the people he met to graffiti on the streets. In 1986 he developed some of these images into what became known as his stitched photographs. Created by sewing several identical images together, these works are indebted to his early screenprints in their use of repetition and grid formation. He would often photograph and repeat seemingly ordinary objects and signs, such as this improvised ‘No Parking’ sign. By doing this Warhol is emphasising the broader significance of the commonplace things we encounter on a daily basis.

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