WOMEN IN REVOLT!
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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WOMEN IN REVOLT! 1971 / 1972
  • Artist Rooms
In 1968 Valerie Solanas walked into Warhol’s studio, The Factory, and shot him. He was critically injured and spent several months recovering in hospital. His film ‘Women In Revolt’ can be seen as a “deliberate challenge, a show of defiance” against Solanas and her links with the women’s movement. A satire of the women’s liberation movement, the film starred three of The Factory’s transvestite ‘superstars’ and followed them through an essentially improvised plot. This poster displays one of the stars, Candy Darling, adopting a stance of defiance with arm raised in protest. The title appears to be scrawled in red nail varnish. Warhol’s name was itself a brand and by promoting it as an ‘Andy Warhol’ film, he effectively draws on his own celebrity as a marketing tool.

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  • Acc. No. AR00368
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 104.00 x 68.60 cm (framed: 112.1 x 76.50 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