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

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Andy Warhol's DRACULA 1973
  • Artist Rooms
Throughout his career Warhol made numerous films, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. In 1973 Warhol and Paul Morrissey collaborated on two Italian-produced horror films – ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’. These films were violent and sexually explicit versions of the nineteenth-century classic novels. Despite Warhol’s name being included in the title, 'Dracula' was essentially the work of Morrissey and it achieved a cult following. This poster features the German actor Udo Kier who played Dracula. The image resembles a monochromatic Warhol screenprint, yet the eyes and lips appear collaged on top which focuses attention on his manic stare and the blood dripping from his mouth.

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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.

Monochrome

An image made with a single colour.

Screenprint

A print made by forcing ink through a screen on which a stencil is placed. Traditionally used for commercial printing, it has been taken up by artists since the 1960s when it was used extensively in Pop art.

Collage, Monochrome, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00365
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 72.40 x 51.20 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