Andy Warhol, ‘Halston Torso’, 1982, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Halston Torso’, 1982, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Halston Torso’, 1982, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Halston Torso’, 1982, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Halston Torso’, 1982, MultiplesInc Projects

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) Halston Torso graphite and colored graphic art paper collage on two stitched sheets 32¾ x 21 in. (83.2 x 53.3 cm.) Drawn circa 1982. This work represents a combination never before seen: a collage of two drawings stitched together with no seemingly commercial purpose in mind. The Halston Torso was created in the same year as the Halston fashion advertising campaign that Warhol was commissioned to create for several publications. Having no other examples for comparison or study, the artist’s final intent for this work, other than pure experimentation or art for art’s sake, remains a mystery.

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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