Some Men Need Help
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Some Men Need Help 1982
  • Artist Rooms
‘Some Men Need Help’ was a two-man play dealing with alcoholism written by John Ford Noonan. It opening at the 47th Street Theatre in New York on October 28th, 1982 but closed the following night. Starring Philip Bosco and Treat Williams it was also produced in association with Jane Holzer – a former Warhol 'superstar'. This poster design by Warhol features a screenprint based on a publicity photo of the two actors. The print shows characteristics of Warhol’s work from the 1980s. He has combined blocks of colour which, through their irregularity and breaking out of the image’s frame, appear collaged. On top of this is a printed photographic image and a screenprinted linear drawing, which highlights details of the figures.

Glossary Open

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.

Print

An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

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.

Warhol’s Superstars

The superstars were a group of people who frequented Andy Warhol’s studio, The Factory, in New York. They epitomised his notion that “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, appearing in his artwork and acting as his entourage at social events.

Collage, Print, Screenprint, Warhol’s Superstars

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00408
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 55.90 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