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Title: Electric Chair (FS II.83)
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Size: 35 ½” x 48”
Edition: Edition of 250 signed and dated ’71 in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso; some signed in pencil. Portfolio of 10.
Andy Warhol once remarked, “when you see an image over and over again it does not have much effect”. Yet Andy Warhol’s Electric Chair belies that statement. Andy Warhol’s Electric Chair is the manifestation of the tragedy in modern media. The empty chair is a jarring image that heightens the macabre theme and accentuates tension through anticipation of who’s next. This is almost like a fill in the blank, often our own imagination can fill in a far more horrific blank than anything else.