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

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Fashion Accessories 1959
  • Artist Rooms
The world of fashion had always fascinated Andy Warhol and it hugely influenced his work – from his early commercial illustrations in the 1950s of women’s shoes and handbags to his depictions of celebrities and models in his iconic screenprinted portraits. This work was completed for the Times Fashion Special in 1959 and shows shoes and fashion accessories rendered in Warhol’s characteristic blotted-line technique.

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Blotted-Line Technique

Andy Warhol first experimented with this form of print-making whilst a student and it would later characterise his commercial work of the 1950s. With two sheets of paper hinged together, a pencil drawing is made on one sheet which is subsequently traced over with ink. Whilst the ink is still wet the sheets of paper are pressed together, thus transferring the line. The result is a broken, yet apparently intuitive, line drawing.

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.

Blotted-Line Technique, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00278
  • Medium Ink on paper
  • Size 54.50 x 45.00 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