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

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City Gallery 1982
  • Artist Rooms
This is a poster for a 1982 exhibition at New York’s City Gallery which included work by Warhol. He was one of 27 artists and photographers who came together to create four portfolios, with the aim to assist in the transformation of the Second Avenue Courthouse building into the new home of the Anthology Film Archives. Established in 1970, it was the first museum dedicated to avant-garde film and video. This was understandably a cause close to Warhol’s heart ever since his experimental film days in the 1960s. It may have influenced his decision to donate his original films to The Museum of Modern Art for cataloguing and storage, in collaboration with The Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Avant garde

Cultural practices that challenge tradition through experimentation and innovation. Originally a military term, in art it is particularly associated with the late 19th and 20th centuries.


A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.

Avant garde, Portfolio


  • Acc. No. AR00441
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 96.50 x 31.50 cm (framed: 104.60 x 40.00 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