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The Wonderful World of Fleming Joffe
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2015

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The Wonderful World of Fleming Joffe 1960

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Fleming-Joffe was a small leather-goods company for whom Warhol created advertisements from 1958 until 1963/4. One of the owners, Teddy Edelman, recalled: “He walked in, we loved his work, and we hired him”. Known for their intriguing use of dyed reptile skin, Warhol transformed the company’s image with captivating illustrations for each product line. He also hand-painted a canopy for one of the company’s showrooms and began a series of illustrations, based on a character called ‘Noa the Boa’, for a short film (which was unfortunately never produced) to be shown at a highly-coveted fashion-award ceremony.


  • Acc. No. AR00256
  • Medium Ink on paper and snakeskin on ink on paper
  • Size 48.00 x 34.00 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