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

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People 1960 - 1962

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
During the early 1960s Warhol began to experiment with ways to become recognised and be taken seriously as an artist in the world of fine art. The work he produced at this time is therefore experimental and displays some of the characteristics that would continue throughout his oeuvre, such as the use of appropriated imagery (often photographs found in a library). However, they, often lack the confidence and decisiveness of his Pop images which were to gain him that much desired recognition. In this work he has combined several drawings of figures with washes of contrasting colour, creating a vibrant, busy composition.


  • Acc. No. AR00283
  • Medium Graphite, dye and gouache on paper
  • Size 58.50 x 73.50 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