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Preview: Andy Warhol, Drawings and Monotypes, The European Fine Art Fair

In Black and White Photography on March 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Photograph by John Topham

Photograph by John Topham

Andy Warhol is one of the most recognizable names in art, ingrained within the head of even the most casual art observer. However, for the most part, Warhol is best known for his “Factory” and mass proliferation of Campbell’s Soup Pop prints. But Warhol’s artistry explored multiple mediums, one of which being drawing. 

During the galerist Daniel Blau’s research of Andy Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s – for his book “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” – he discovered the photographic sources for several of Warhol’s drawings.

In 1951 Andries Zwart, a 9 year old from Egmond-aan-Zee, and Jan van den Heuvel, a 12 year old from Amsterdam, were chosen to grace the Dutch Kinderzegels (postage stamps which additionally support Dutch welfare institutions). LIFE Magazine reproduced these stamps alongside photographic portraits of the two boys in their January 1952 issue. Warhol used these illustrations for one of his drawings.

Currently on display in Netherlands for the European Fine Art Fair, concluding March 23rd.

For More Information: Daniel Blau Gallerist

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