Untitled (Hairdryer), 1976-86
gelatin silver print, 4 prints stitched together
American Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is the leading figure in the most influential art movement of late 20th Century, Pop art. More than twenty years after his death, Warhol remains one of the most significant figures in contemporary art and culture. His artworks often explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertising. His prolific career spans every media and included publishing. Warhol founded Interview Magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of his art and archives. Warhol’s artwork has been exhibited and collected by countless museum and educational institutions worldwide.
Untitled (Hairdryer) is a stunning example of Warhol’s celebration of everyday objects and imagery, and an exploration of the relationship between high art, pop culture, and American middle-class lifestyle. The repetition of the image is a common practice of Warhol and references mass production and the printing process. This is a unique work comprised of 4 prints stitched together.