Andy Warhol, ‘Original Vintage Pasadena Art Museum Poster’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery

Andy Warhol
Brillo Soap Pads
Pasadena Art Museum
12 May - 21 June 1970
©1970 pol no. 94
This is the original, highly collectible silkscreen poster - not a reproduction - of Warhol's iconic 1970 exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum. Unframed and in very good condition. Published in an unknown quantity, but extremely rare and desirable. Published during Warhol's lifetime, with his direct and personal involvement. Not too many of these around anymore. Unframed and in fine condition.

Publisher: Poster Originals, New York City 1970

Originally de-accessioned from MOMA

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