Andy Warhol, ‘Van Heusen 365 by Andy Warhol ’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Van Heusen 365 by Andy Warhol ’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Van Heusen 365 by Andy Warhol ’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Van Heusen 365 by Andy Warhol ’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Van Heusen 365 by Andy Warhol ’, 1985, Revolver Gallery

Title: Van Heusen 365
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1985
Size: 38” x 38”
Edition: Edition of 30 AP, signed and numbered in pencil, Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created Van Heusen 365 for his Ads portfolio in 1985. This work features former United States President Ronald Reagan from an ad campaign while he was still an actor in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Modeling Van Heusen dress shirts, Ronald Reagan is depicted smiling next to their tagline, “Century shirts won’t wrinkle ever!” Andy Warhol found inspiration in this advertisement because he thought it was an ironic depiction of the man who would become president years after this advertisement ran. The Ads portfolio depicted images from popular advertising campaigns and prominent logos in contemporary American pop culture. Warhol was drawn to this subject matter because he began his career in commercial advertising and throughout his career he returned to the subject matter of pop culture. For this portfolio Warhol chose images that not only were meant to sell products, but they also contained images that were relatable to the average American consumer. Including images of the Paramount, Apple, and Mobilgas logos, Warhol created a portfolio that was easily recognizable. Also included in the series were images of pop culture stars like Ronald Reagan in Van Heusen apparel and Judy Garland for Blackglama Fur.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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