Van Heusen (Ronald Regan) by Andy Warhol

ur former U.S. president Ronald Reagan was featured in a series of advertisements for Van Heusen dress shirts while he was still an actor on the silver screen in the 1950’s and 60’s. The iconic, clever, and ironic imagination of Andy Warhol found inspiration in the series of advertisements and juxtaposition with our former leader. According to Donna De Salvo (2003) this series of screenprints for Warhol’s portfolio titled Ads 1985 are imbued with “slick and perfect surfaces” and “candy-coated renderings” that are classical Andy Warhol pop art.

Presentation

Signed and numbered edition of 190

Medium

Screen print

Signed

Yes

Genre

Pop

Created

1985

Van Heusen ( Ronald Regan) by Andy Warhol

Van Heusen ( Ronald Regan)  rom Andy Warhol’s Ads series. The Ads Portfolio of prints by Andy Warhol is one of his most sought after and iconic sets of prints. This Andy Warhol portfolio includes images of Judy Garland and the iconic Paramount logo . The Ads portfolio is made up of ten screen prints on Lenox Museum Board by Andy Warhol

Our former U.S. president Ronald Reagan was featured in a series of advertisements for Van Heusen dress shirts while he was still an actor on the silver screen in the 1950’s and 60’s. The iconic, clever, and ironic imagination of Andy Warhol found inspiration in the series of advertisements and juxtaposition with our former leader. According to Donna De Salvo (2003) this series of screenprints for Warhol’s portfolio titled Ads 1985 are imbued with “slick and perfect surfaces” and “candy-coated renderings” that are classical Andy Warhol pop art

More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.

A skilled social networker, Warhol parlayed his fame, one connection at a time, to the status of a globally recognized brand. Decades before widespread reliance on portable media devices, he documented his daily activities and interactions on his traveling audio tape recorder and beloved Minox 35EL camera.  Predating the hyper-personal outlets now provided online, Warhol captured life’s every minute detail in all its messy, ordinary glamour and broadcast it through his work, to a wide and receptive audience.