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

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Halston 1982
  • Artist Rooms
Halston was the leading fashion designer in America during the 1970s. His creations defined the decade and according to Warhol he was “the first All-American fashion designer. He never copies Paris. He just gives the American woman what she wants: simple clothes that are easy to care for – but look rich”. Halston was also a fan of Warhol’s work and used his paintings of flowers in his fabric patterns of the early seventies. This advert, designed by Warhol in 1982, is for Halston’s range of women’s eveningwear. He has incorporated blocks of irregularly shaped colour, which, although printed, appear like collaged fragments of paper, with hand-drawn elements - also screenprinted. It was one of four adverts by Warhol to feature as posters and double-page magazine spreads.

Glossary Open

Collage

An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.

Screenprint

A print made by forcing ink through a screen on which a stencil is placed. Traditionally used for commercial printing, it has been taken up by artists since the 1960s when it was used extensively in Pop art.

Collage, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00445
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 57.50 x 72.90 cm (framed: 64.70 x 79.70 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