Room Description

Equipped with deluxe beds in an airy, sizeable room, guests can make the most of group accommodation, without worrying about space or privacy. With stylish interior and a blend of fantastic facilities, the Lips room is a fabulous space for a girls weekend break, a couples getaway or even a family holiday.

You’ll find Arthouse Hotel situated in the heart of Liverpool. Surrounding the hotel, you’ll find the city’s best bars and clubs, one of Liverpool’s best loved streets, Bold Street and the lovely FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).

So, whether you’re visiting Liverpool and hoping to explore or you’re a Liverpool local, you can expect a dynamic break at Arthouse Hotel.

Film Bio

While Lips is arguably one of Warhol’s most simplistic pieces of art, the colourful creation is certainly striking. Warhol fans have suggested that this early piece of art foreshadows the Pop Art pioneer’s future work.

Much like Warhol’s most famous pieces, Lips uses repetitive images to convey a common theme. While Marilyn Monroe’s face was repeated in Marilyn Diptych (1962) to depict the Hollywood star’s continuous media presence, Lips evokes a similar idea, presented in a more simplistic form.

Arguably, Lips represents the common features of humans. We all associate our lips with common parts of everyday life, including talking, eating and kissing. By making small alterations to each set of lips, Warhol represents human variety, united by our paralleled features.

Warhol fans and critics may also suggest that Lips represents Warhol’s interpretation of beauty. Warhol expressed,

“I really don’t care that much about “Beauties”. What I really like are talkers. To me, good talkers are beautiful because good talk is what I love”.

The Master of Pop Art

Andy Warhol is renowned for his Pop art masterpieces, ranging from earlier works such as Lips to the iconic Menlove Ave. LP cover. Warhol’s fixation with celebrity and pop culture fuelled some truly timeless pieces of work.

The term Pop art was coined by Lawrence Alloway in 1955, to describe a rising modern art form inspired by imagery related to pop culture and consumerism.

Accessible to the masses, pop iconography included images of celebrities, advertisments and consumer product packaging.

Pop art flourished throughout the 1960s. Proving a stark contrast to Abstract Expressionism, Pop art resonated with the general public, not just critics and museum regulars.

The movement aimed to break away from the personal symbolism that could be derived from abstract expressionism. Instead, pop art pioneers set out to showcase the world in a recognisable, relatable way.

The meaning behind their work tended to be easily digestable. Its simplicity and straight forward messaging almost mirrored the quick and fleeting nature of consumer culture’s trends and headlines.

Warhol undoubtedly paved the way with pop art, creating art pieces that feel just as relevant today as they were then. With his unique style and thoughtfully chosen imagery, Warhol’s vivid work is distinguishable worldwide.

Artist’s Bio

Born in Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol moved to New York in 1949, the home to his own studio, The Factory. Warhol had enjoyed a period of working as a commercial artist for magazines and also worked designing adverts and window displays. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the artist began the shift to pop art.

Warhol’s journey to becoming an international artist included a variety of impressive career moves. Warhol’s work involved some of America’s biggest names, including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Elvis Presley.

Warhol was also involved in the New Realists exhibition held in New York. This was a defining moment for pop art, as it was the first significant exhibition to showcase the art form.