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

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Ryuichi Sakamoto 1984
  • Artist Rooms
Music had a prominent role in both Warhol’s professional and personal life. From designing the infamous cover for The Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ album, to being a regular at the legendary New York nightclub Studio 54, Warhol mixed with the stars of the music industry. This poster features the portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto, an experimental musician who has achieved success in many aspects of the music industry, including orchestral compositions, pop music and film soundtracks. Warhol’s portrait of the Japanese star combines blocks of collage-like colour with a photographic screenprint. Yet, typical of his work from the 1980s, he has also incorporated hand-drawn (and later, printed) contours which pick out details.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00453
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 72.50 x 51.20 cm (framed: 79.20 x 58.20 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