The Films of Andy Warhol (1988)
About this artwork
Between 1963 and 1968 Warhol produced nearly 650 films, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. They included screen tests, silent movies and full-length feature films, which he hoped would break into Hollywood for commercial success. Then in 1970, Warhol famously withdrew all his films from circulation. However, fourteen years later he donated all his original films to New York's Museum of Modern Art for cataloguing in conjunction with the Whitney Museum’s Andy Warhol Film Project. This poster is for the exhibition which opened at the Museum of Modern Art in 1988 showcasing Warhol’s extensive film work.
- title: The Films of Andy Warhol
- accession number: AR00464
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- date created: 1988
- measurements: 92.30 x 56.00 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.