andy warhol prints

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In 1966, after leaving Andy Warhol’s Factory, on a professional level, Edie Sedgwick signed with Bob Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman. The plan was to turn Edie into a serious Hollywood actress, and her first project was to star alongside Bob Dylan in a film that never came to fruition. During this time it was rumored she was involved with Dylan and she was the driving force being the music of his 1966 album, Blonde on Blonde. She is said to have inspired numerous Dylan songs, including Just Like a Woman and Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. Despite remembering her “hanging around,” Dylan later denied any involvement with Edie.

After Grossman’s plan failed, Edie’s drug addiction caused her to have several stays in mental and health facilities until her death in 1971 at the age of 28.

Michael Gray of The Bob Dylan Encylcopedia says, “there’s no doubt that the ghost of Edie Sedgwick hangs around Blonde on Blonde.”

Edie Sedgwick photographed by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966

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Emperor Hux Prints - Xandi Warhool (3 BBR - 64 ABR)

These prints of Emperor Hux were uncovered in 51 ABR, 10 years after his death. It’s unclear when the prints themselves were made but the original,  mass-produced photograph is from 1 ABR on the day of his coronation. 

Printing

Methods of Printing

  • Woodblock Printing 
  • Aquatint
  • Lithography
  • Screen Printing
  • Etching
  • Intaglio
  • Relief Print

How to screen print:

  1. A screen is made by using a mesh stretched over a frame (Often made of wood).
  2. The stencil of the design to be printed, is created by blocking of parts of the screen to create a negative.
  3. Next the emulsion is placed onto the mesh to clean it.
  4. Now the ink is placed onto the screen and a squeegee is used to push the ink around and into the mesh holes and onto the paper.

Andy Warhol

One of the most famous and prolific screen printers of modern times was Andy Warhol born in 1928 and died in 1987.

He was famous for his simple screen prints that made use of bright primary colours to make up iconic pop culture figures or objects such as Campbell Soup and Marilyn Monroe.

He had large silk screen in his studio known as ‘The Factory’ in New York City. There he created his most famous prints such as ‘Marilyn Diptych’ and ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’.