Andy Warhol

Stars and Half Moons

1960

Medium
Ink and dye on paper
Dimensions
Support: 310 x 207 mm
frame: 680 x 550 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
AR00257

Online caption

Warhol’s most famous work, from the early 1960s onwards, differs from his commercial illustrations in various respects. Yet there are similarities, with specific aspects of his later work anticipated in many of these early drawings. During the 1950s, alongside his blotted-line technique, Warhol began investigating different processes which he could incorporate into his work, such as marbled paper and gold leaf. This illustration is an example of his experimentation with rubber stamps to create an identical, repeated image. This directly relates to the technique of screenprinting and his interest in duplicating images and motifs.

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