Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool

Happy Butterfly Day 1955 Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

Happy Butterfly Day 1955 Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

We took the train to Liverpool today to catch the Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Warhol’s work has long appealed to myself and my son, owing to the bright colours and pop imagery. He created very accessible art, working across a range of media. The exhibition highlights his work in the different areas; from his Marilyn Diptych, a series of vivid silkscreen paintings of Marilyn, to his Campbell’s soup cans, video installations and collaborations with the Velvet Underground to covers taken from Interview, the magazine founded in 1969 by Warhol.

Female Fashion Figure, 1950s Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Female Fashion Figure, 1950s Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Despite his success as a pop-artist Warhol continued to work commercially as an illustrator, designing album sleeves and illustrating articles for magazines. Warhol incorporated his ‘blotted line technique’, a crude form of printing with ink, tracing paper and absorbant paper and rubber stamps into his commercial illustrations.

Show with Stamped Cherries

Shoe with Stamped Cherries 1950s Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

For more information on Warhol’s work visit Warhol.org

Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool until 8th February 2015

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool

  1. Hi, I discover your blog because of the comment you have written on “Arc en ciel”‘s blog. Hope my english is not too bad… Children study Andy Warhol at school and they have painted their own “doudou” in this style. I like the way it’s drawn. Full of colors and very happy!
    Have a nice day.

    • Salut, merci pour tes commentaires! Non, tu ecris en anglais tres bien. Je pense que c’est tres bien que les enfants apprennent des artistes comme Andy Warhol. Mon fils a appris Lichtenstein, Keith Haring et Monet. Je voudrais aller les jardins de Monet, j’espere une jour!

      I have signed up to your blog, looking forward to reading more in future.

      Merci et bonne journee.

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