Sacrificial Mutilation and Death in Modern Art - Andy Warhol

The brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman have been making art together since 1991, and have been called the enfants terribles of the YBA movement (Young British Artists). Their works can depict acts of cruelty or even apocalyptic scenes, but these are often accompanied by an element of humorous wit. Andy Warhol, derives from the 1990s video art piece Sacrificial Mutilation and Death in Modern Art, where different artists are portrayed as cartoon-like characters who meet a sticky, deadly end. Here, Pop artist Andy Warhol surveys an orgy-like hubbub of activity in his famous studio, The Factory, only then to be confronted with the gun of Valerie Solanas, who actually shot the artist in 1968, seriously wounding and scaring him. This work is part of a series entitled Sacrificial Mutilation and Death in Modern Art is available exclusively through Sedition.

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