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

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Dissection Class 1976 - 1986

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Following the gift of a camera in 1976, Warhol began to photographically document every aspect of his life from the people he met to graffiti on the streets. 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. Throughout Warhol’s oeuvre, the theme of death features strongly. The repetition of such a gruesome photograph is reminiscent of his 'Death and Disaster' works of the 1960s. Like ‘Dissection Class’, these images of death and violence explore our voyeuristic fascination with mortality and human tragedy.


  • Acc. No. AR00288
  • Medium 6 photographs, gelatine silver print on paper and thread
  • Size 69.50 x 80.50 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