Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
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. This work is based on a photograph of the singer and actress Grace Jones being painted with tribal patterns by graffiti artist Keith Haring. The image was most probably taken when Haring decorated her body for a performance at the New York nightclub, Paradise Garage, in 1985.