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Andy Warhol

Big Electric Chair, 1967

Acrylic paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
54 × 73 1/10 in
137.2 × 185.7 cm
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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Paris
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Collection: The Menil Collection, Houston

Collection: The Menil Collection, Houston

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© The Menil Collection, Houston, Gift of the artist - Photo : Hickey-Robertson, Houston © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, … Read more
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Paris
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Collection: The Menil Collection, Houston

Collection: The Menil Collection, Houston

Medium
Painting
Image rights
© The Menil Collection, Houston, Gift of the artist - Photo : Hickey-Robertson, Houston © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, … Read more
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

Andy Warhol

Big Electric Chair, 1967

Acrylic paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
54 × 73 1/10 in
137.2 × 185.7 cm
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