Andy Warhol

Steve Paul’s THE SCENE Poster


Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Screenprint on paper
Support: 556 × 355 mm
frame: 626 × 423 × 38mm confirmed
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
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

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With projects such as his ‘Exploding Plastic Inevitable’ (a series of multimedia events held between 1966 and 1967), Warhol was hugely involved with New York’s social life. “Pretty notorious around town for being at every party” he famously commented “I have a social disease. I have to go out every night”. ‘Steve Paul’s The Scene’ was a trendy nightclub and live music venue in the heart of Manhattan during the late 1960s. Warhol first visited it in August 1965 but this poster is almost certainly advertising the line-up for January 1967. It features the stars of Warhol’s hugely successful film ‘Chelsea Girls’ which was released the previous September and the band The Velvet Underground, which Warhol had managed since 1965.

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