Andy Warhol's "The Chelsea Girls"
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Andy Warhol's "The Chelsea Girls" 1966
  • Artist Rooms
Throughout his career Warhol made numerous films, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. ‘Chelsea Girls’ however, was the art-house film which stepped into the mainstream with incredible success. It consists of twelve reels of unedited conversations and monologues with Warhol’s ‘superstars’ captured for the most part at New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel. The film was then projected two reels at a time, combining separate, often contrasting stories. This poster is an example of the effective use of Warhol’s celebrity as a tool to help promote the film. It is branded as ‘Andy Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls’, with a stylised image of him instantly recognisable in the design.

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  • Acc. No. AR00328
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 74.40 x 57.40 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008