Levi's 501 Jeans
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Levi's 501 Jeans 1984
  • Artist Rooms
Warhol is synonymous with American popular culture and the brands and products of the people. This association continued throughout his career, from his Coke bottles in the sixties to his screenprints of Levi 501 jeans of 1984. This poster reproduces one of his Levi paintings showing four panels of colour layered with a screenprint of a male figure in jeans. The skewed appearance recalls his early experimentations of stamping images in the late-1950s before he discovered the screenprinting technique. Throughout his life Warhol was fascinated by the world of fashion. He would have been thrilled to know that in 2008 Levis launched a range of ‘wearable art’ inspired by artists, including Warhol’s work .

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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.

Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00456
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 89.40 x 57.80 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