After The Party by Andy Warhol

After the Party Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol’s After the Party series illustrates the aftermath of a raucous party seemingly inherent to the lifestyle of the time. Through the work’s haphazard and effortless composition of empty glasses, ash trays, cigarette butts and clutter, there is a key sense of disarray, a feeling of gluttony. This is in part due to the photographic quality of the work, the chaotic arrangement of the glasses and the vivid tints that outline the objects.

The Factory, Warhol’s famous studio, closed in 1987, so it was at the very height of the Factory’s lifetime in 1979, that Warhol printed and published his After the Party series.

When Warhol opened the Factory in 1964. It was a space where he created his most famous works and where celebrities flocked to, it soon became New York’s hottest and most exclusive party spot in town. The party guests were eccentric, provocative and, most of all, famous. Warhol admitted to using the social scene of the Factory as a space to study the life of celebrities and as he did to0 many, paint them. “I’ve always been fascinated by the assumptions that rich kids make,” Warhol said. “A lot of them think it’s normal, the way they live – because it’s all they’ve ever known. I love to watch their minds operate.”

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