An Exhibition of Early Illustrations by Andy Warhol offers a rare glimpse into the formative years of one of the art world’s most celebrated names in the period before he became ‘The King of Pop’.
Andy Warhol's illustrations of the 1950s may be less well known than his later silkscreen prints of American icons, such as Marilyn Monroe or the Campbell's Soup cans, yet these seldom seen, hand-drawn illustrations in offset lithograph provide an incredible insight into the foundations of Warhol's career as an artist. Indeed, these early works are of great importance to Warhol's own artistic development; it was these whimsical illustrations that gained Warhol his initial recognition and which began his transformation into the 'Andy Warhol' that we know today.
Andy Warhol’s Shoes and other Early Illustrations
By Kate Brown, Art Director, Halcyon Gallery
8 July 2020
Andy Warhol moved to New York in 1949. Working as an illustrator for some of the biggest fashion brands and publications, he soon became one of the city's most successful commercial artists....