Andy Warhol: The Textiles will take you on a journey through the unknown and unrecorded world of designs by the influential artist before his Silver Factory days. Dovecot Studio’s will showcase more than 60 textile works, featuring fabric lengths, garments, prints, film and photography. Warhol’s textiles are full of playful food designs from lemons to candy apples to pretzels. One of the most inventive projects on display will be his designs for legendary New York café Serenditpity3, which Warhol was a frequent visitor to. Inspired by the ice cream desserts at the café, Warhol created an homage of playful food designs that will be displayed in the exhibition
Together these pieces demonstrate how textile and fashion design were a crucial element to Warhol’s success as one of the most iconic artists of the last century. Everyday objects were a key part of the 1950s American textile trade, with prints used for dresses, skirts and more. This was an important focus for Warhol, who had a knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, alongside his fascination with repetition, which became an integral part of his Pop art.
Additionally, alongside the exhibition, Dovecot will host a range of events inspired by Warhol’s illustrations and designs, from science food events and fashion shows to textile printing workshops.