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

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Andy Warhol's EXPOSURES 1979
  • Artist Rooms
Following his purchase of a new camera in 1976, Warhol exclaimed to his friend Bob Colacello: “We should do a photography book together, Bob. We've got to take photographs wherever we go from now on. It's work now, Bob”. The result was a book of photographs and profiles of the stars of rock and roll, the art world, fashion and politics. It is an insight into the lives of Warhol’s celebrity friends, both in pictures and via his entertaining narration. This poster is the same design as the cover of the book. It is a collage of snapshots of superstars with a grinning profile of the artist on the right. Warhol’s name was in itself a brand and by including it in the title of the book, he successfully draws on his own celebrity as a marketing tool.

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.

Warhol’s Superstars

The superstars were a group of people who frequented Andy Warhol’s studio, The Factory, in New York. They epitomised his notion that “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, appearing in his artwork and acting as his entourage at social events.

Collage, Warhol’s Superstars

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00340
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 58.70 x 70.00 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