This provocative linear drawing depicts a young man injecting drugs. It is one of several works that Warhol made relating to the radio programme, `The Nation?s Nightmare? in 1951. A similar drawing to this was printed on the cover of an album of the show and published as a full-page advert in the New York Times ? for which Warhol received his first Art Directors Club Medal in 1952. Although employing his blotted-line technique, this work is clearly different from his other commercial drawings of the time. Renowned for quirky illustrations of shoes and handbags, `The Nation?s Nightmare? reveals the darker side of American culture - an aspect which would feature in much of his later work, such as the 'Death and Disaster' series and some of his films of the mid 1960s.