Andy Warhol, ‘Institute of Contemporary Art Exhibition Invitation’, 1965, ArtWise

Original invitation to preview the Andy Warhol exhibition which was held on October 8th - November 21st 1965 in the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Fold lines running vertically and horizontally as originally sent to attendees. 2.5 inch piece of tape was used on the reverse to repair a tear in on of the horizontal folds. Reference-Schellmann, II.9, F&S II.9

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