Following the gift of a camera in 1976, Warhol began to photographically document every aspect of his life from the people he met to graffiti on the streets. In 1986 he developed some of these images into what became known as his stitched photographs. Created by sewing several identical images together, these works are indebted to his early screenprints in their use of repetition and grid formation. This work shows a banner celebrating the Statue of Liberty’s centenary in 1986. Warhol was extremely patriotic and in repeating this image he emphasises the statue’s iconic status in the same way as he did with his prints of celebrities beginning in the 1960s.