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

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Andy Warhol 1978
  • Artist Rooms
This poster is for a small exhibition of Warhol’s work held at the Student Center Art Gallery at Seton Hall University. Conceived by the show’s coordinator following a meeting with Warhol, the exhibition comprised a range of work including portraits, electric chairs, Campbell’s Soup Cans and three of his films – 'Frankenstein', 'Dracula' and 'Heat'. It was hoped that “Warhol himself may attend the opening” – but his diaries do not indicate that he did. The poster design uses a photo of Warhol on the telephone in a repeated grid format, with some images more faded than others. This draws parallels with Warhol’s own work and particularly his screenprints, where the repetition would often result in variations of the image’s intensity.

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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.

Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00333
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 73.80 x 50.90 cm (framed: 80.70 x 57.50 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