Andy Warhol as a brilliant commercial artist…

I recently have been appreciating Andy Warhol, through a pocket sized book featuring some of his fashion sketches and “perceptively funny observations.” Simon Doonan (the writer of the forward) best sums up Andy’s commercial artistry: “Business suits, lipsticks, insanely pointy shoes, long girdles, floral hats, pearls, perfume, brocade boots — the Warhol illustrations epitomize sweet post-war optimism, abundance, and fun! (10)” I envy his ability to draw inspiration from simple things in department stores and then transform them into elevated (but witty) pieces of art.

“Jewelry doesn’t make a person more beautiful, but it makes a person feel more beautiful.” – Andy Warhol (p. 165)

“When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums.”- Andy Warhol (p. 197)

This is my newest pen and ink sketch:

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8 comments so far

  1. Will Stevens on

    Nice drawing!

  2. ameubanks on

    I’m so flattered! Thanks.

  3. Will Stevens on

    Not at all! Keep up the good work

  4. Idetrorce on

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  5. Sarah Jane on

    that was nice !!

  6. Sarah Jane on


  7. Sarah Jane on

    RiTa rOcKs mAh wORlD

  8. RiTa on

    WeO That WaS NyC !!!! KeEp uB DaH GuD WrK!!

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