Art January, 22 2013

Andy Warhol: Early Works – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – Denmark

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, present 200 unseen drawings from Andy Warhol’s early years. Part of the artist’s posthumous estate, archived in 1990, the sketches haven’t seen the light of day since. “Many of the drawings, which are from the 1950s, are sketch-like in character with subjects that the artist, with his keen eye, selected and traced from newspapers and magazines, and transformed with his simple lines into pictures.” From James Dean lookalikes to old ladies in coffee shops, the drawings offer a little insight into the days before Warhol became a big deal.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark until 21 February, 2013.