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

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Town and Country 1954
  • Artist Rooms
This illustration is an example of the work for which Warhol became renowned as a commercial artist in New York from the early 1950s. It appears to be a design for the cover of the popular American monthly lifestyle magazine, ‘Town and Country’. It demonstrates his intuitive blotted-line technique combined with washes of coloured ink. The colour was possibly added at one of Warhol’s colouring parties, hosted at the fashionable Serendipity 3 café after its opening in 1954. He would encourage his friends – some of whom would have helped him create the original illustrations - to colour the works with an inventiveness that adds to their whimsical nature. This process looks forward to the production methods of Warhol’s legendary studio, The Factory, in the 1960s.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00247
  • Medium Ink, graphite, gouache, paper and dye on paper
  • Size 32.80 x 24.70 cm (framed: 39.70 x 35.60 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