Andy Warhol: Electric Chairs

Made in 1971, Andy Warhol’s Electric Chair silkscreen prints depict perhaps the most potent abstract representation of death in our society. Largely scaled and brightly tinted in such shades as pink, silver and turquoise, Warhol presents to us what would seem to be the last subject for fine art. Certainly an object that most will never see in actuality, there is a haunting beauty in the spectral silence that it invokes, forcing us to question the simple fact of moral judgment.