JM Magazine (About 1985)
About this artwork
This poster was almost certainly produced to advertise an interview with Andy Warhol, “modern icon”, in JM Magazine. The magazine related to the American department store chain, Jordan Marsh (which was later taken over by Macy’s). Warhol was a huge fan of all aspects of the fashion world. He is depicted here in his instantly identifiable silver wig, looking somewhat shocked, as a fashionable 1980s model kisses him on his cheek.
- title: JM Magazine
- accession number: AR00337
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- materials: Lithograph on paper
- date created: About 1985
- measurements: 81.70 x 61.40 cm (framed 88.70 x 68.20 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.
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.