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Andy Warhol
Electric Chair (FS II.81)

1971

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Andy Warhol created Electric Chair 81 for his Death and Disaster series. This print is unique in the portfolio because Warhol uses more than just two colors. The image of the electric chair and its surroundings is brought to life by the use of a dark brown. Over this simple color, Warhol haphazardly applies shades of red, yellow and orange and brush strokes are visible. As part of Warhol’s most controversial and thought provoking series, the Electric Chair portfolio opens up a dialog between the viewer and the work about how society has become numb to images of tragedy. The pop art nature of this series caused an uproar with critics because many thought Warhol was paying respect the subject matter he chose. Collectors enjoy this print due to the notoriety of the subject matter and the unique colors chosen by Pop Art King, Andy Warhol.

Details

  • Creator
    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987, American)
  • Creation Year
    1971
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.5 in. (90.17 cm)Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    West Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2638227582

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About the Artist

Andy Warhol

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, he expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.
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