Andy Warhol[no title] 1971

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Artist
Andy Warhol (1928‑1987)
Title
[no title]
Date 1971
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 900 x 1216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
P07729
Not on display

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P07729 [from] Electric Chair 1971 [P07725-P07734; complete]

Ten screenprints each approx. 35 3/8 × 47 3/4 (900 × 1216) on Velin Arches paper, printed by Silkprint Kettner, Zurich, published by Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich in an edition of 250
Each inscribed ‘Andy Warhol 71’ on the back and numbered on the back with a stamp
Purchased at Sotheby's, Los Angeles (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
Repr: Hermann Wünsche, Andy Warhol, Das Graphische Werk 1962–1980, Bonn 1981, pls.59–68 (col.)

The image used for this portfolio of prints was derived from the ‘Electric Chair’ paintings Warhol made in 1967. It is also closely related to the ‘Lavender Disaster’ painting of 1964 (repr. Warhol, exhibition catalogue Tate Gallery, February–March 1971, p.47). According to the publisher, in a conversation with the compiler on 13 September 1985, he asked Warhol to do a publication and discussed with him which subject might be suitable. The publisher wanted something which would relate to Warhol's principal earlier work but cannot remember whether it was he or Warhol who proposed the eventual subject. It was intended to make a print of an image which Warhol had already made famous… (read more)

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