H. C. Andersen 1987
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2015

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H. C. Andersen 1987 1987

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Hans Christian Andersen was a nineteenth-century Danish author and poet who is famous for his fairytales. Warhol created several portfolios containing four screenprints based on the author. Each series comprises a portrait of Andersen based on an official photograph, of which this poster depicts an example. The further three prints in the portfolio derive from Andersen’s own cut-out shapes. As a hobby Andersen would always carry a pair of scissors which he would use to make paper silhouettes. Warhol has adapted these symmetrical and rather abstract images into colourful screenprints.


  • Acc. No. AR00400
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 82.00 x 59.90 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