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Dr. Scholl's Corns

Artist:
Andy Warhol (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1928–1987 New York)
Date:
1961
Medium:
Casein and wax crayon on canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 40 in. (121.9 x 101.6cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Halston, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.505
Not on view
Warhol was particularly interested in the early 1960s with products of mass consumerism-the best-known examples of which are his Campbell's Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles. Warhol anticipated those series by a few months with the appropriation of this advertisement for Dr. Scholl's Zino-pads that appeared in Redbook magazine in the autumn of 1961. Warhol's hand-painted blow-up references the burgeoning Postwar culture of consumption and self-improvement that American advertisers had begun to promote and inflame.
Inscription: Signed and dated (on reverse): Andy Warhol 1960
the artist, New York (at least 1970); Halston, New York (by late 1970s–82; his gift to MMA)

Scottsdale Center for the Arts. "Neo–Dada: Redefining Art, 1958–62," November 4, 1994–January 1, 1995, unnumbered cat. (fig. 40; as "Dr. Scholl").

New York. Equitable Gallery. "Neo–Dada: Redefining Art, 1958–62," January 27–March 26, 1995, unnumbered cat.

Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston. "Neo–Dada: Redefining Art, 1958–62," June 2–July 30, 1995, unnumbered cat.

Medford, Mass. Tufts University Art Gallery. "Neo–Dada: Redefining Art, 1958–62," October 6–December 3, 1995, unnumbered cat.

Miami. Florida International University Art Museum. "Neo–Dada: Redefining Art, 1958–62," January 5–March 3, 1996, unnumbered cat.

Kunstmuseum Basel. "Andy Warhol: The Early Sixties, Paintings and Drawings 1961–1964," September 5, 2010–January 23, 2011, no. 2.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," September 10–December 31, 2012, no. 2.

Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol Museum. "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," February 4–April 28, 2013, no. 2.

Rainer Crone. Andy Warhol. New York, 1970, p. 237, no. 7, ill. p. 87, locates it in the collection of the artist.

Georg Frei and Neil Printz. The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 1, Paintings and Sculpture 1961–1963. London, 2002, p. 55, 58, no. 037, ill. p. 57.

Stefan Neuner in Andy Warhol: The Early Sixties, Paintings and Drawings 1961–1964. Exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel. Ostfildern, 2010, p. 57.

Nina Zimmer, with Maren Stotz, and Georg Frei in Andy Warhol: The Early Sixties, Paintings and Drawings 1961–1964. Exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel. Ostfildern, 2010, p. 67, no. 2, ill. p. 77 (color).

Mark Rosenthal in Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2012, pp. 13, 19, 288, no. 2, ill. p. 15 (color).



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