Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow 267 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow 267 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow 267 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow 267 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow 267 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow 267 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery

Title: The Shadow 267
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1981
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 200, 30 AP, 5 PP, 5 EP, signed and numbered in pencil. All regular edition prints have diamond dust. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created The Shadow 267 as part of his 1981 Myths series. Drawing from Pop Culture, Warhol portrayed a popular radio crime fighter from the 1930s. There is not an image associated with the radio character, Warhol lent his face and shadow to the figure. This print features a double portrait of him looking out at the viewer as well as in a darkened, shadowy profile. This print is more subdued than others in the portfolio because of the emphasis placed on the shadow of Warhol which is contrasted by a bright red block of color over Warhol’s face. The Shadow 267 is a part of a portfolio of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that exemplify Warhol’s unmistaken use of powerful motifs of his time. Most of images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films that are easily recognizable to the viewer. They portray the universal view of America’s once captivating and commanding past. Other pop culture figures included in the series are characters loved by children such as Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody, and Santa Claus, as well as fictional figures like Dracula, The Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam.

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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Art Basel Miami Beach
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
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