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Six Handbags
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2015

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Six Handbags 1958

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
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 are quirky and playful, utilising his blotted-line technique and vivid colours. With this work, however, Warhol has not used vibrant colours but has instead concentrated on capturing the different textures of the six handbags - such as fur in the foreground and a beaded one at the rear. The elaborate frame and outlines of the handbags were created using his blotted-line technique.


  • Acc. No. AR00270
  • Medium Ink and tempera on paper
  • Size 34.00 x 30.30 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