© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2015

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Andy Warhol's FRANKENSTEIN 1974

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Throughout his career Warhol made numerous films, many of which were experimental and pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. In 1973 Warhol and Paul Morrissey collaborated on two Italian-produced horror films – ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Dracula’. These films were violent and sexually explicit versions of the nineteenth-century classic novels. In 1968 Warhol was shot and critically injured and the extensive surgery he required left him badly scarred. In 'Frankenstein', with its graphic shots of disfigured bodies, Warhol can be seen as confronting his own body’s mutilation. Despite generally unflattering reviews, it was a remarkable success following its 1974 release.


  • Acc. No. AR00329
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 104.20 x 68.80 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