Warhol, Andy

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

Andy Warhol is arguably the best-known artist of the second half of the 20th century. His works Double Elvis, Gold Marilyn and his Campbell’s Soup Cans are iconic. In 2011 a batch of drawings from the 1950s –the first decade Warhol spent in New York – was discovered among the works he left in his estate. In these early drawings Warhol establishes a precedent for his subsequent work. We come across: Portraits, Flowers, Guns, Car Crashes and Famous People. Through these drawings we see Warhol as a sensitive and ingenious draftsman.
He was particularly inspired by the blossoming magazine culture and its pictorial language. Extensive research by Daniel Blau has now identified the majority of the sources he used for his 1950s works. Warhol drew a large number of subjects from the world-famous LIFE magazine.


Selected Exhibitions
“Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again”, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
“Contact Warhol: Photography Without End”, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, USA
“Andy Warhol: By Hand (Drawings 1950s-1980s)”, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
“Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
“Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works 1953–1967”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
“YES!YES!YES! Warholmania”, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
“From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol‘s Famous Faces”, Columbia Museum of Art Columbia, USA
“Andy Warhol and William Morris”, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England
“Pop To Popism”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
“Transmitting Andy Warhol”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
“Andy Warhol: Death and Disaster”, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
“Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life”, Philadelphia Museum of Art,Philadelphia, USA
“From Photo to Print. Prints from Andy Warhol to Gerhard Richter”, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
“SUPERPOP!”, Serlachius Museum Gosta, Mantta, Finland
“Andy Warhol: Life, Death and Beauty”, Beaux-arts Mons, Mons, Belgium
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Teylers Museum, The Netherlands
Louisiana Museum, Denmark
Grand Palais, Paris
Lousiana Museum, Humlebaek
Large travelling exhibition at Kunsthalle Hamburg; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; International Center for Photography, New York
Kunsthalle, Basel
Travelling exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; University of Pennsylvania-Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Serpentine Gallery, London; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Travelling exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Stedelijk Museum Eindhoven; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; TheTate Gallery, London; Whitney Museum, NewYork
The Velvet Underground is formed
The Factory is founded
First Campbell’s Soup and Coca Cola screen-print series, exhibited at Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles. Participation at The New Realists, Janis Gallery, New York
Thirty Fifth Annual Art Director’s Club Award for his commercial shoe drawings
Hugo Gallery: Fifteen Drawings based on the Writings of Truman Capote


Literature (Selection)


From Silverpoint to Silver Screen – Andy Warhol 1950s Drawings ed. Daniel Blau, published by Hirmer January 2013
Andy Warhol – Zeichnungen 1942-1987, ed. The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, 2005
Andy Warhol – Catalogue Rainsonné Vol. 2 (Paintings and Sculptures 1964-69), Georg Frei, Neil Printz, London, 2004
Andy Warhol – Catalogue Rainsonné Vol. 1 (Paintings and Sculptures 1961-63), Georg Frei, Neil Printz, London, 2002
Warhol Pre-Pop, Jesse Kornbluth, München, 1989
Andy Warhol – Das zeichnerische Werk 1942-1975, ed. by Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 1976

Weegee and Andy Warhol New York 1967