Andy Warhol, Paul Morrisey and Viva (About 1967)
About this artwork
'**** (Four Stars)' was a twenty-five hour film that Warhol made in 1966-7. It is compiled from over eighty shorter segments that were combined and projected from two projectors onto a single screen. The full film was only ever shown once but many of the sections were later released as films in their own right. This poster is advertising a ninety minute segment to be shown at the University of St. Thomas. It was followed by a discussion that included Warhol, Paul Morrissey (who directed many of Warhol’s movies), and Viva (a Warhol Superstar who featured in the film).
- title: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrisey and Viva
- accession number: AR00327
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- depicted: Andy Warhol
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- date created: About 1967
- measurements: 59.90 x 38.80 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.
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.