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Thursday, 8 March, 2001, 16:46 GMT
Warhol's Ads on display
Warhol's Donald Duck
Cartoon images attracted Warhol's eye
Andy Warhol was fascinated by consumerism and this was none more evident that in his series entitled Ads.

Now a complete portfolio of these works in print from 1985 can be viewed at a London gallery.
The glamour of Chanel
The glamour of Chanel

The exhibition at the Coskun displays how Warhol took everyday images of consumer goods and turned them into art.

From his early forays into pop art the eccentric artist used adverts and products in his creations, sometimes simply copying and multiplying the image.

The most famous of which is the Campbell's soup image.

Warhol's print of Hollywood icon James Dean
Warhol's print of Hollywood icon James Dean
The designs chosen for Ads highlight some of themes Warhol became synonymous with such as glamour, movie stars and the all-American childhood.

Drawing on these interests he created works using images of Chanel, Judy Garland, Donald Duck and Life Savers.

Corporate identities were also cloned in his Apple Macintosh and Mobil pieces.

These works on display were some of the last completed by Warhol before his death in 1987.

The exhibition runs until 24 March at Coskun Fine Art, 93 Walton Street, London SW3.

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