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Andy Warhol Young Man with Heart 1954

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Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
Young Man with Heart
Date 1954
Medium Ink, gold paint and dye on paper
Dimensions Image: 495 x 355 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
AR00260
Not on display

Online caption

Warhol’s voyeuristic interest in the male body can be seen throughout his oeuvre - including films such as ‘Sleep’ of 1963 and his stitched photographs from 1986. This drawing of a young man is an example of Warhol’s blotted-line technique which he used extensively at this time in his career as a commercial illustrator. However, this drawing is almost certainly not a commission and instead shows his personal interest in depicting young men. ‘Young Man with Heart’ retains the whimsical quality of his commercial work with the figure in profile looking heavenwards, perhaps dreaming, a small love heart balancing on his finger.

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