Andy Warhol, ‘Cow’, 1971, Zeit Contemporary Art

In 1966 Warhol exhibited Cow wallpaper and Silver Clouds at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. The Cow image was one of the first works on wallpaper that Warhol did, which helped to broaden the idea of printing works on nontraditional surfaces. Warhol depicted the cows in Day-Glo colors on wallpaper that he installed on the gallery walls, while his pillow-like clouds, made out of silver balloons, floated above.

Publisher: Published by Factory Additions, New York, for a Warhol exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Printed by Bill Miller's Wallpaper Studio, Inc., New York

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Factory Additions, New York
Private Collection, New York

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York