Für die Grünen
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Für die Grünen 1978
  • Artist Rooms
This poster promoting the German Green Party was designed by Warhol in 1978 at the suggestion of the German artist, Joseph Beuys. Beuys had always been interested in politics. In the 1970s he was an important figure in the earliest known Green party which strongly opposed the use of nuclear power. Warhol has created a simple design with a green and white colour scheme; he knew the importance of clever advertising. He began his career in the commercial art industry in the 1950s and was therefore fully aware what a ‘name’ could bring to a campaign. In signing ‘Andy Warhol’ across the poster alongside a repeated linear self-portrait, Warhol instantly attaches his celebrity to Beuys’s cause.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00369
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 100.50 x 74.50 cm (framed: 109.00 x 83.00 x 3.80 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