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Popularly known for his focus on consumer products and portraits of Hollywood stars, Warhol also acknowledged the images of death and destruction found in the media. He selected stark images of an electric chair, graphic car crashes, and police brutality during civil rights protests, which he...

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Inscription

Written in Warhol's own hand, upside down across the top of the reverse side of the painting: 1963 Andy Warhol 1963 Andy Warhol

Provenance

Andy Warhol Studio, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1986

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

1963, 1985

Dimensions

Two panels, each 236.2 x 203.8 cm (93 x 80 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.161a-b

Medium or Technique

Silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas

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Contemporary Art

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