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

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Instruments with Hands 1957
  • Artist Rooms
This illustration is typical of the work for which Warhol became renowned as a commercial artist in New York in the 1950s. It demonstrates his intuitive blotted-line technique combined with vibrant colours to bring the image to life. The coloured inks were 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. AR00612
  • Medium Ink and dye on paper on board
  • Size 32.00 x 38.20 cm (framed: 47.00 x 64.00 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