Andy Warhol

Levi's 501 Jeans

About this artwork

Warhol is synonymous with American popular culture and the brands and products of the people. This association continued throughout his career, from his Coke bottles in the sixties to his screenprints of Levi 501 jeans of 1984. This poster reproduces one of his Levi paintings showing four panels of colour layered with a screenprint of a male figure in jeans. The skewed appearance recalls his early experimentations of stamping images in the late-1950s before he discovered the screenprinting technique. Throughout his life Warhol was fascinated by the world of fashion. He would have been thrilled to know that in 2008 Levis launched a range of ‘wearable art’ inspired by artists, including Warhol’s work .

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  • title:
    Levi's 501 Jeans
  • accession number:
    AR00456
  • artist:
    Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Lithograph on paper
  • date created:
    1984
  • measurements:
    89.40 x 57.80 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.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol