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Electric Chair 78 By Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol

Electric Chair 78 By Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol

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Edition Size: 250

Sheet Size: 35.5x48 cm

Reference: FS II.78


Condition: Excellent

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Title: Electric Chair 78
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Year: 1971
Size: 35 ½” x 48”
Edition: Edition of 250 signed and dated ’71 in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso; some signed in pencil. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created ELectric Chair 78 as part of his Death and Disaster series. This print is the most eerie in the portfolio. Warhol uses only black and white ink in this print. The bright white highlighting the chair, produces a haunting feeling within the viewer. Unlike the other prints in this portfolio, these color choices divert from the traditionally bright pop art colors. Warhol chose the controversial subject matter for this portfolio to comment on how society has become numb to tragedies that are shown in mass media so often. The release of this portfolio coincided with the final executions by electric chair at New York’s Sing Sing State Penitentiary. Collectors enjoy this portfolio for the controversial subject matter and the uproar that they created in the media.

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Andy Warhol was a prolific artist known for his innovative approach to printmaking. He embraced various printmaking techniques, such as screen printing and lithography, to create his iconic works. Warhol’s printmaking practice played a significant role in his exploration of popular culture, celebrity, and consumerism.

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