Steve Paul's THE SCENE poster
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Steve Paul's THE SCENE poster 1967
  • Artist Rooms
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.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00324
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 55.60 x 35.50 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