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

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Photo de Film (Grimace) 1962 - 1967
  • Artist Rooms
‘Grimace’ was the first film by Icelandic artist Erró. Produced over several years between 1962 and 1967, it shows the faces of over a hundred artists, gallery owners and critics grimacing to his camera. Testimony to the astute networking of the artist following his first trip to New York, the film includes the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexandre Iolas and, of course, Andy Warhol. The Pop Art scene that prevailed in New York at the time had a profound impact on the young artist and influenced his work a great deal since.

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Pop Art

An art movement of the 1950s to the 1970s that was primarily based in Britain and the United States. Pop artists are so called because of their use of imagery from popular culture. They also introduced techniques and materials from the commercial world, such as screen-printing, to fine art practice.

Pop Art

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  • Acc. No. AR00413
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 94.50 x 63.00 cm (framed: 103.00 x 71.00 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