Saturday, November 7, 2009

gun c.1981-82. black and red on white, by andy warhol.
andy warhol's obsession with mortality took a morbid turn in 1968 when he was almost fatally shot by valerie solanas. compelled by that near death experience, warhol(1923-1987) created several artwork, including his "guns" series, duplicating solanas revolver. utilizing his signature technique of reproducing multile images of an instantly recognizable cultural symbol, the gun appears to be lethal, even though no one is holding it.
i personally like the colors he used. it brings it out.

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