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Self-Portrait

A work made of acrylic, silver paint, and silkscreen ink on linen.
© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of acrylic, silver paint, and silkscreen ink on linen.

Date:

1964

Artist:

Andy Warhol
American, 1928-1987

About this artwork

Warhol based his first painted self-portrait on a photo booth photograph, and the work showcases Warhol’s ability to manipulate his persona itself as an artistic medium. As he admitted a few years later, “I’d prefer to remain a mystery, I never like to give my background and, anyway, I make it all up different every time I’m asked.” This work marked a starting point for Warhol’s career-long engagement with the construction of identity, especially as it pertained to crafting his public persona.

On View

Contemporary Art, Gallery 296

Artist

Andy Warhol

Title

Self-Portrait

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1964

Medium

Acrylic, silver paint, and silkscreen ink on linen

Dimensions

50.8 × 40.6 cm (20 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection

Reference Number

2015.126

Copyright

© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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