Marc Jancou Contemporary, Geneva is presenting Andy Warhol: 1950s Drawings. The exhibition features 12 drawings including portraits, figures and a suite of jean-clad torsos. This is Marc Jancou Contemporary’s first solo exhibition for the artist. Andy Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s are a revelation. They show another, more intimate side of Warhol, an artist cherished for his pop art soup cans, hypercolored Marilyn Monroes, and large-scaled money signs. Here we see the artist leading up to his mature style. We find a skilled and thoughtful draftsman producing images from his day-to-day surroundings. Very much present is Warhol’s sense of whimsy and masterful line. Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s were created during the artist’s first years in New York after finishing his studies at the Carnegie Institue of Technology and working as a commercial artist. He is using his

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