Monday, February 3, 2014

Modern Print Monday: Andy Warhol


Watermelon by Andy Warhol for Fuller Fabrics, about 1956

Andy Warhol, New York
1928-1987

Before he was a celebrity fine artist, Andy Warhol was a successful graphic designer who did a series of repeat cotton prints for Fuller in the mid-1950s.

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Warhol's textile designs are among the pieces being shown at London's Fashion and Textile Museum exhibit Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol, which opened this week. The exhibit will come down on May 17, 2014.

"This exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol."

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And see more of Warhol's graphic design here:


3 comments:

  1. had no idea that Warhol was a fabric designer - would be fun to find some of that fabric in a garage sale wouldn't it.

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  2. Thanks! Sure wish I were hopping on a plane to London between now and May 17.

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