Andy Warhol

Cano

About this artwork

In 1948, while studying at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), Warhol served as art editor for the student newspaper ‘Cano’. His work of this time shows the earliest examples of his blotted-line technique which helped bring him success as a commercial artist in New York. This illustration is perhaps a study for the cover of the November issue of the magazine, as the design that was published resembles aspects of this illustration. Both are based on imagery referring to the meaning of the word ‘Cano’ (Latin for ‘I sing’ or ‘make music’) executed in red and black inks. Here the central figure on the swing appears to be singing and in the published design Warhol depicts a group of musicians all playing violins.

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  • title:
    Cano
  • accession number:
    AR00265
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Ink and gouache on paper
  • date created:
    1948
  • measurements:
    23.00 x 15.40 cm
  • credit line:
    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
  • copyright:
    © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London. 2018.
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol