Andy Warhol

WOMEN IN REVOLT! (1971 / 1972)

About this artwork

In 1968 Valerie Solanas walked into Warhol’s studio, The Factory, and shot him. He was critically injured and spent several months recovering in hospital. His film ‘Women In Revolt’ can be seen as a “deliberate challenge, a show of defiance” against Solanas and her links with the women’s movement. A satire of the women’s liberation movement, the film starred three of The Factory’s transvestite ‘superstars’ and followed them through an essentially improvised plot. This poster displays one of the stars, Candy Darling, adopting a stance of defiance with arm raised in protest. The title appears to be scrawled in red nail varnish. Warhol’s name was itself a brand and by promoting it as an ‘Andy Warhol’ film, he effectively draws on his own celebrity as a marketing tool.

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  • title: WOMEN IN REVOLT!
  • accession number: AR00368
  • artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Work on paper
  • medium: Screenprint on paper
  • date created: 1971 / 1972
  • measurements: 104.00 x 68.60 cm (framed: 112.1 x 76.50 x 3.80 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.