Andy Warhol, ‘"Schenley Journal-45", Schenley Senior High School Yearbook Pittsburg, 1945,  First Edition.’, 1945, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘"Schenley Journal-45", Schenley Senior High School Yearbook Pittsburg, 1945,  First Edition.’, 1945, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"Schenley Journal '45", Schenley Senior High School Yearbook Pittsburg, 1945, First Edition, Quarto (26.75cm); printed sheets, comb-bound into black pebbled card covers with titles printed in red on front wrapper; [108]pp; chiefly illus.

Senior class yearbook from Schenley HIgh School (Pittsburgh, PA), where he attended between 1942-1945. His name appears as "Andrew Warhola" next to his senior portrait, though at that time he went by "Andy." The yearbook additionally shows Warhol in the group photograph for Chemistry Laboratory Assistants, and bears the portrait of his cousin, Michael B. Warhola. Deemed by the yearbook editors as being "as genuine as a finger print" a designation that stayed with Warhol.

After graduating from Schenley High School, he studied painting and design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Warhol originally intended to study art education at the University of Pittsburgh in order to become an art teacher, but he changed his mind and applied to the Carnegie Institute to study pictorial design with the intention of becoming a commercial illustrator.

Condition:
Excellent- old tag residue to cover, slight age toning.

Signature: Not Signed

Publisher: Schenley High School, Pittsburg

Private Collection, Japan

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States