Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. This unique collection of early illustrative works dating from the 1950’s to 1962 demonstrates Warhol’s move between the worlds of commercial advertising and the New York Pop art scene, whilst revealing an alternative side of his colourful character.
Throughout 2009, museums and galleries across the UK will be showing over 30 ARTIST ROOMS; a new national collection created by the dealer and collector Anthony d’Offay, jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland. This is the first time a national collection has been shared and shown simultaneously across the UK, and has only been made possible through the exceptional generosity of independent charity The Art Fund. Anthony d’Offay’s guiding principle for the creation of ARTIST ROOMS was the concept of individual rooms devoted to particular artists.
Head with Flowers, 1958
Courtesy of ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Art Fund 2008. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009.