Andy Warhol. A Is an Alphabet. 1953

Andy Warhol

A Is an Alphabet

1953

Author
Ralph Thomas Ward (Corkie)
Medium
Portfolio of 26 offset lithographs
Dimensions
sheet (each): 9 7/16 x 6" (24 x 15.2 cm)
Publisher
the artist, New York
Edition
approx. 100
Credit
Gift of Gabriel Austin
Object number
248.1996.1-26
Copyright
© 2017 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Type
Portfolio
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
There are 26 works  in this portfolio online.
Andy Warhol has 241 works  online.
There are 21,456 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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