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

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Andy Warhol's BAD 1977

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. ‘Bad’ was Warhol’s last film, with Jed Johnson as director and Warhol as executive producer. The script was based on Warhol’s idea of creating a film based on headlines from The National Enquirer. It centres on a New York housewife who runs both an electrolysis business and a hit-man service in order to keep up with household bills. The murderers are exclusively women; they specialise in the more ‘unpleasant’ jobs such as killing children. Warhol’s name was in itself a brand and by incorporating it into the title, he successfully draws on his own celebrity as a marketing tool.


  • Acc. No. AR00388
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 51.40 x 36.50 cm (framed: 58.20 x 43.10 x 3.80 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