TC316: Photocopy of John Cale’s Passport

TC315 contains this photocopy of John Cale’s passport. Andy Warhol used it—along with copies of Cale’s identification card—to design the cover of Cale’s album Honi Soit. Warhol’s original design for the cover was a black-and-white image, but the final product included blocks of color. The Time Capsules contain lots of source material; their discovery, along with references in The Andy Warhol Diaries, helps us piece together the stories of Warhol’s creations. In the Diaries, Warhol writes, “At the office John Cale came over, he wanted me to do an album cover for him.” That entry is dated October 30, 1980; most of the items in TC315 are from February 1981, and Honi Soit was released in March 1981.

Photocopy of John Cale's Passport, undated  8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.59 x 27.94 cm.)  The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.  © Crown copyright. Reproduced with permission by the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, and Queen Printer for Scotland. 2010  TC315.156

Photocopy of John Cale’s Passport, undated
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© Crown copyright. Reproduced with permission by the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, and Queen Printer for Scotland. 2010
TC315.156

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