Sketchbook Saturday: Inside the Pages of Andy Warhol’s “Lips”

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Happy birthday, Andy Warhol! In honour of what would’ve been the iconic pop artist’s eighty-seventh birthday, we’re taking a peek at one his favourite themes: lips.

Lips, c. 1975

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Silkscreen ink on paper, bound between marbleized paper covers in a sketchbook containing Warhol’s renderings of the lips of sixty different subjects.
Image Source: Matthew Marks Gallery.

Lips (Stamped), 1950

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Ink and Dr. Martin’s aniline dye on Strathmore paper.
Image Source: The Warhol. Read more at warhol.org.

I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever, 1964

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A lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s lips that recently fetched $90,000 at auction!
Image Source: Christie’s.

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