Adman: Warhol Before Pop

This Andy Warhol exhibition covers his work, life and inspirations in the 1950s when we worked in the advertising industry. The two displays shown first are recreations of window displays he made for Gene Moore, who was the display director for Tiffany & Co and Bonwit Teller department store. Other pop art figures also designed for stores but did so under pseudonyms. Warhol signed his work.

Sketchbook 1957 by Andy Warhol. Lettering by his mother, Julia Warhola, migrant born in Slovakia, formerly Austria-Hungry, immigrated to the USA aged 20 as a folk artist who encouraged her son’s art and did all the lettering on his advertising work.

The exhibition on in Sydney at Art Gallery of NSW until 28 May 2017.