Automat (Coffee Cups) or Monday

Hello everybody! My name is Ivy and I started working as an intern in the exhibitions department about a month ago. One thing I hope to do in my time here is to try and keep the exhibitions blog updated, so here I am thinking about how Mondays are always a grab bag – you never know what might happen, but you’ll survive as long as you’ve got a cup of coffee, or two. Last week there was a chance of snow, this week I found myself stuck in 8AM traffic and then watched one of the most valuable cars in the world being rolled through a window onto a flatbed truck. Unfortunately, this post is not about the Warhol Art Car, it is about how Mondays remind me of one of Warhol’s blotted line drawings, Automat (Coffee Cups). This drawing can be found in the Process Gallery on the 5th floor. It is shown with the original and the print. The final print is of fifteen coffee cups but paired with the original you’re looking at thirty coffee cups. Thirty! I would like to unofficially title this piece, One Heck of a Monday.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Automat (Coffee Cups), 1950s ink on Strathmore paper 28 5/8 x 38 1/8 in. (72.7 x 96.8 cm.) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1998.1.982 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Automat (Coffee Cups), 1950s
ink on Strathmore paper
28 5/8 x 38 1/8 in. (72.7 x 96.8 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
1998.1.982
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Ivy Sienkiewycz

Exhibitions Intern