Electric Chairs197135 3/8 x 47 7/8 in. ea. screenprint
DescriptionAndy Warhol, the most famous and infamous of Pop artists, first created his electric chair works in 1963, based on an image of the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison. He returned to the image for this 1971 set of prints and in which he put more prominence on the chair by cropping the image. Warhol repeats the image ten times and in different color combinations to produce a hypnotic and alluring effect. Warhol’s artworks helped define American culture while, like in Electric Chair, he meditated on the promises and dark-edge of media and consumer culture.