Kunsthalle Tübingen (About 1982)
About this artwork
German artist Joseph Beuys embarked on an ambitious project 1982 to plant 7000 trees throughout the city of Kassel as part of ‘Documenta 7’. Beside each tree there was to be a basalt stone column. The project received funds from the Dia Art Foundation in New York, but a substantial amount was also raised through the sale of works by thirty-four internationally recognised artists, including Warhol, who supported the project. Although Beuys died before the project was finished, his son completed it in 1987. This poster is advertising the exhibition that took place at the Kunsthalle Tübingen and features the names of all those who donated work.
- title: Kunsthalle Tübingen
- accession number: AR00398
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- materials: Lithograph on paper
- date created: About 1982
- measurements: 82.60 x 58.60 cm (framed: 89.30 x 65.50 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.
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.