Today's Teen-Agers

Time, Vol. 85, No. 5, January 29, 1965

by Bernhard M. Auer


The cover of this issue of Time Magazine was created by Andy Warhol for the cover story on teenagers. From the Publisher's letter that week:

The cover illustration was done by Pop Artist Andy Warhol, who has made his name and fame by getting his literal renditions of Campbell Soup cans into leading art galleries. Warhol, 33, worked in a five-and-ten as a kid in McKeesport, Pa. For this week's cover, he took seven youngsters - aged 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, and all relatives of TIME staffers - to a Broadway arcade, where they posed for pictures in one of these old five-and-ten type camera booths. These pictures were Warhol's starting point for the cover illustration. We asked him to use the same techniques for the accompanying "self-portrait."

Thanks to Ed for donating the magazine to us.

Contributed by Brian