Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Presents: HEAT (1972)

About this artwork

1972 saw the release of the final film in the ‘Flesh / Trash / Heat’ trilogy, which centred on the darker aspects of American culture. Based on the 1950 American film classic ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Heat’ focused on the life of a former child-star who attempts to revive his career. With young filmmaker Paul Morrissey taking a leading role in the making of these films, he converts Warhol’s aesthetic and interest in challenging the viewer’s perceptions, into a more mainstream format. 'Heat' was generally well received and was included in the Venice Film Festival. This poster adopts the look of a reel of film showing the lead stars alongside some favourable reviews.

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  • title: Andy Warhol Presents: HEAT
  • accession number: AR00371
  • artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Work on paper
  • date created: 1972
  • measurements: 104.00 x 68.60 cm (frame: 112.20 x 76.60 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.