Self-Portrait in Interview T-shirt
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Self-Portrait in Interview T-shirt 1977 - 1978
  • Artist Rooms
Although Warhol was unhappy with his appearance throughout his life, self-portraiture was a recurring theme in his oeuvre. Role-playing was a central aspect of many of his self-portraits and his Polaroid camera was an effective means of quickly documenting his changing personae. In this work Warhol faces the camera wearing a blue t-shirt, with a text that reads ‘Andy Warhol’s’ but is cut off the following line by the composition of the image. His eyes are cast in a slightly downwards stare which draws the viewer's attention to the text, encouraging the consideration as to what is "Andy Warhol’s"?

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Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Oeuvre

French term which is used to refer to an artist's total body of work.

Composition, Oeuvre

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00303
  • Medium Photograph, colour, Polaroid, on paper
  • Size 9.50 x 7.20 cm (framed: 36.00 x 30.50 x 3.00 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008