Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's BLUE MOVIE

About this artwork

Throughout his career Warhol made numerous films, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. ‘Blue Movie’, filmed in October 1968, is an example of this. Whilst on show at the Garrick Theatre it was seized by the New York City Police and the cinema staff were arrested. Following a court ruling, the film was deemed obscene and unsuitable to show. Warhol however, was not defeated and published the dialogue alongside film stills as a book. This poster is for the film’s release in Germany.

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  • artist:
    Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • title:
    Andy Warhol's BLUE MOVIE
  • date created:
    1968
  • materials:
    Lithograph on paper
  • measurements:
    83.80 x 59.70 cm
  • object type:
  • 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
  • accession number:
    AR00381
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol