Andy Warhol

No Parking

1986

Medium
4 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper and thread
Dimensions
Support: 539 x 694 mm
frame: 795 x 935 x 28 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
Reference
AR00296

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.