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Andy Warhol: Pre-Pop

“Andy Warhol: Pre-Pop” will be on exhibit at Long-Sharp Gallery Indianapolis through November 4, 2017.  Over two dozen original drawings created by Andy Warhol during his first decade in New York City will be on exhibit; most will be available for acquisition.  Each of the works has a provenance of the Estate of Andy Warhol and has been authenticated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; none has ever been privately owned.  

Andy Warhol graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Pictorial Design.   That same year, his work debuted in Glamour Magazine and he moved to New York City with the goal of becoming a commercial illustrator.  He became one of the most successful illustrators of the next decade.  His unique whimsical style of drawing garnered much attention and awards for his works were plentiful.  The 1950’s also marked Warhol’s most productive decade for books; he published eight between 1952-1960.

The drawings exhibited will reflect Warhol’s different interests and experiences during the 1950’s.  Collectors will find drawings (and some paintings) of Warhol’s iconic shoes from the 1950s, drawings from his first trip abroad, along with study drawings for some of his completed and never finished books. 

If you would like an e-catalogue of works to be featured in the exhibit, please contact the gallery at