Lincoln Center Ticket (1967)
About this artwork
This poster is one of five hundred produced to commemorate the Fifth New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, New York. It is based on the ticket of the same design by Warhol which was published by the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Its vibrant colours and flower pattern were screenprinted before the black text was added. Following his ‘retirement’ from painting in 1965 Warhol spent most of his time making films explain his interest in the film festival.
- title: Lincoln Center Ticket
- accession number: AR00414
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- medium: Screenprint on paper
- date created: 1967
- measurements: 114.00 x 61.20 cm (framed: 124.40 x 71.50 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.