Andy Warhol. A Is an Alphabet. 1953

Andy Warhol

A Is an Alphabet


Ralph Thomas Ward (Corkie)
Portfolio of 26 offset lithographs
sheet (each): 9 7/16 x 6" (24 x 15.2 cm)
the artist, New York
approx. 100
Gift of Gabriel Austin
Object number
© 2018 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
There are 26 works  in this portfolio online.
Andy Warhol has 243 works  online.
There are 21,549 prints online.

A Is an Alphabet is one of the first of numerous whimsical books and portfolios based on his drawings that Warhol published in the 1950s. His friend Corkie (Ralph Thomas Ward) wrote the verses, and Warhol created drawings based on tracings he made of photographs from Life magazine and other sources. Those featuring boys with long eyelashes or pairs of men exemplify the undercurrent of homoeroticism in some of Warhol's works.

Gallery label from Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, April 25–October 18, 2015

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