Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait

About this artwork

This self-portrait was completed ten years after Warhol was shot and critically injured by Valerie Solanas in 1968. Following this attempt on his life, Warhol became even more obsessed with the themes of death and religion than he had been previously. In 1978 he completed several series’ of self-portraits with skulls to which this screenprint bears a resemblance. Warhol has painted aggressive red brushstrokes on the grey background before printing the photographic image in black.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Self-Portrait
  • date created:
    1978
  • materials:
    Acrylic paint and silkscreen on canvas
  • measurements:
    40.80 x 33.30 x 2.00 cm (framed: 45.80 x 38.20 x 5.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    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
  • accession number:
    AR00501
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol