Il Cinema di Andy Warhol (1990)
About this artwork
Throughout his career Warhol produced numerous 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. In 1984 he donated all his original films to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for cataloguing in conjunction with the Whitney Museum’s Andy Warhol Film Project. This poster is for the exhibition showcasing Warhol’s extensive film work at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato, Italy, in 1990. With the collaboration of MoMA, this exhibition is almost certainly derived from their own significant 1988 exhibition of Warhol’s films.
- title: Il Cinema di Andy Warhol
- accession number: AR00465
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- date created: 1990
- measurements: 90.80 x 59.00 cm (framed: 99.90 x 67.50 x 3.90 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.