Andy Warhol, ‘Electric Chairs’, 1971, Phillips

Artist's proof 21
Each 35 1/2 x 48 in. (90.2 x 121.9 cm.)

From the Catalogue:
"You'd be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Specially if the background color matches the drapes." Andy Warhol
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: each signed and dated "Andy Warhol '71" on the reverse; further stamped with Bruno Birschofberger copyright stamp on the reverse

Publisher: Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Warhol Unlimited, October 2, 2015 - February 7, 2016, cat. no. 242, pp. 170-171 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria; Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, December 11, 2015 - September 11, 2016, p. 149 (another example exhibited and one print illustrated)

Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Milan, 2003, no. 11.74-11.83, pp. 77-78 (illustrated)

Bruno Bischoferger, Zurich
Private Collection
Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, November 12, 2004, lot 283
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Andy Warhol

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.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States