Success is a Job in New York: The Early Art and Business of Andy Warhol
In September 1989, three exhibitions of Andy Warhol’s work opened in London.
The Hayward Gallery showed a retrospective of Warhol’s graphic works, the National Film Theatre looked at his films and the Serpentine Gallery’s exhibition chronicled Warhol’s early work.
The Serpentine’s show was the first presentation in Britain of Warhol’s prolific output as a highly successful commercial artist in the 1950s. It brought together early paintings from his student years at the Carnegie Institute (1945-49), illustrations for magazines, book jackets, record albums, fabric designs and promotional work.
The exhibition took its title from an early article Warhol illustrated for Glamour magazine.