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.
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.
For more information on Warhol’s work visit Warhol.org
Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool until 8th February 2015