Revolver Inventory: Andy Warhol 1960s
In the early 1960s, Andy Warhol was a successful and established commercial illustrator. Creating works based on popular imagery, Warhol had his first show of pop paintings in the Bonwit Teller department store display window in New York, and he was linked to other prominent artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud and James Rosenquist.
Warhol had his first solo gallery show July of ‘62 in Los Angeles at the Ferus Gallery where he showcased 32 paintings of Campbell’s Soup Cans in a single line instead of a grid. Warhol received mixed reviews, and he quoted, “Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” (The Philosophy of Andy Warhol) Warhol continued his work and produced recognizable portraits of notable figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis, Jackie and more.
When he established The Factory in 1964, Warhol mass produced his paintings there and created a place of fascination and sanctuary for his superstars. Not limiting himself to prints, he expanded his talents by producing films, photography and other multimedia works. The expansion of the pop art lifestyle can be seen in his projects including rare and unique Polaroids of celebrities as well as his screen tests. Towards the end of the 1960s, Warhol expanded his presence by producing Interview magazine, which still circulates today.
Series from this time include Marilyn, Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Cow. The Revolver Gallery inventory features a wide range of Warhol originals that capture his multi-dimensional subjects and the evolution of his artistic style.