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Following the gift of a camera in 1976, Warhol began to photographically document every aspect of his life from the people he met to graffiti on the streets. In 1986 he developed some of these images into what became known as his stitched photographs. Created by sewing several identical images together, these works are indebted to his early screenprints in their use of repetition and grid formation. There is an abstract quality to this work created through the brutal cropping and strong contrasting tones. In repeating the image, the abstraction is heightened and is reminiscent of Warhol’s 'Death and Disaster' works of the 1960s. Like ‘Cadaver’ these images of death and violence explore our voyeuristic fascination with mortality and human tragedy.