Name: Big Electric Chair.
Artist: Andy Warhol
Location: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
The Electric Chair screen prints belong to the series known as 'American Death'. They are an example of the period in Andy Warhol's work when disasters in the USA - suicides, car accidents, murders attracted his interest. It is difficult to say whether this was an expression of his protest, a mere pose or a phenomenon he just took a fancy to. There is now question that these disturbing images carry considerable visual power.
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."