Andy Warhol

Abstract Stencilled Images (1958)

About this artwork

During the 1950s, alongside his commercial illustrations, Warhol began to experiment with different techniques and modes of expression. His work from this period includes gold leaf, marbled paper and rubber-stamps. In this study he has combined areas of paint with abstract stencilled shapes created with black spray-paint.

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  • title: Abstract Stencilled Images
  • accession number: AR00273
  • artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Work on paper
  • materials: Sprayed paint and gouache on paper
  • date created: 1958
  • measurements: 59.50 x 47.00 cm (framed: 73.70 x 58.40 cm)
  • credit line: 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
  • copyright: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2016.
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born 'Andrew Warhola' to Slovakian immigrant parents living in Pittsburgh in America. Warhol's subject matter was taken from popular culture, in the form of advertising, comics, magazines and packaging. He was able to produce his works quickly by transferring images onto canvas or paper through photography and screenprinting, sometimes with the help of assistants. Warhol stated that he wanted to make works that showed no trace of having been produced by hand. His interest in mass production reflected the fast-developing consumer culture he recognised in America. His New York studio, 'The Factory,' became a popular meeting place for artists, drop-outs, celebrities and bands.