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

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Self-Portrait in Dark Suit 1986
  • 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 he is remarkably subdued (in comparison with his ‘Self-Portrait with Fright Wig’ for example), wearing a sombre dark suit and tie; his renowned blonde wig is conservatively styled. With his head resting on his hand he stares into space seemingly bored and disinterested. This work was made a year before Warhol’s death in 1987.

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Details

  • Acc. No. AR00302
  • Medium Photograph, colour, Polaroid, on paper
  • Size 9.40 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