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

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Ryuichi Sakamoto 1984

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Music had a prominent role in both Warhol’s professional and personal life. From designing the infamous cover for The Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ album, to being a regular at the legendary New York nightclub Studio 54, Warhol mixed with the stars of the music industry. This poster features the portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto, an experimental musician who achieved success in many aspects of the music industry, including orchestral compositions, pop music and film soundtracks. However, combined with the Japanese calligraphy, the poster advertises Suntory Whisky, a Japanese Single Malt. Suntory was one of the first Asian manufactures to actively seek promotion from American celebrities such as Warhol, who at this time was designing ad campaigns for other products and businesses.


  • Acc. No. AR00454
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 102.50 x 145.00 cm (113.00 x 155.50 x 3.80 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