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

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Rain Dance 1985

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
In the 1980s Warhol came to be idolised by several emerging artists, in particular Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Warhol viewed them as protégés and they began collaborating on artworks – each painting on the same canvases. This poster has been designed on this principle. It is advertising a benefit party and exhibition organised and curated by Haring in 1985 for UNICEF’s African Emergency Relief Fund. Featuring the artists Roy Lichtenstein, Yoko Ono, Haring, Basquiat and Warhol, each artist has contributed to the poster. For example, Warhol added the umbrellas and Lichtenstein the rain cloud. Together these create a bold, fun and cosmopolitan design.


  • Acc. No. AR00457
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 78.50 x 55.60 cm (framed: 58.20 x 62.50 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