As a child, Warhol would draw obsessively. In the 1970s, he took up sketching once more, often working late in the studio after a day devoted to silkscreens and photography. Many of the themes that preoccupied him in the 1950s are reprised in these later drawings. The figure of James Dean, who is memorialised in Warhol’s early drawings, shortly after his car crash, is pictured here in a Japanese advertisement. Consumerism, cosmetic surgery and images of violence all testify to the essential continuity of Warhol’s concerns.