Male Nude
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Male Nude 1987
  • Artist Rooms
Following the gift of a camera in 1976, Warhol began to document photographically every aspect of his life, from the people he met to graffiti on the streets. He also utilised it in his studio to create more formal compositions. 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. In this image the model adopts a devil-like pose, his arms raised above his head and his flesh illuminated against the dark background. Brutally cropped across his arms and legs, the abstract quality of the image is emphasised by the repetition.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00299
  • Medium 4 photographs, gelatine silver print on paper and thread
  • Size 71.11 x 55.90 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