Andy Warhol

Hats

About this artwork

After arriving in New York in 1949, Warhol quickly became established as one of the most sought-after commercial illustrators, working for magazines such as Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar. His fashion illustrations and adverts, such as ‘Hats’, are quirky and playful, utilising his blotted-line technique and vivid colours. The colour was possibly added at one of Warhol’s colouring parties, hosted at the fashionable Serendipity 3 café after its opening in 1954. He would encourage his friends – some of whom would have helped him create the original illustrations - to colour the works with an inventiveness that adds to their whimsical nature. This process looks forward to the production methods of Warhol’s legendary studio, the Factory, in the 1960s.

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  • title:
    Hats
  • accession number:
    AR00280
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Ink and dye on paper
  • date created:
    1959
  • measurements:
    43.80 x 58.40 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