Self Portrait

Warhol, Andy
One of many self portraits Warhol produced during his career, this screen print, created from a photograph, is typical of Warhol's work. It was a method he often used due to his interest in the reproductive nature of the printing process. He made a number of self portraits between 1966 and 1967, all based on the same photograph. Whilst Warhol is recognisable, the image is printed to disguise his facial features and minimise his human qualities. A dense block of colour on the left that is almost shadow-like, as well as the artist's hand, both serve to obscure his facial features; this sense of disguise is enhanced by the employed method of heavy printing. The desire to disguise himself and his facial features can be linked directly to his secretive and ambiguous public persona.
  • Artwork Details: 58.5 x 58.5cm
  • Edition: 212/300
  • Material description: serigraph screenprint
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS 2020, London.
  • Theme: Portrait
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: PR384



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