This set of self-portraits, screenprinted like his famous prints of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Harry, shows Andy Warhol in a somewhat theatrical pose, fingers raised to lips. Warhol placed a lot of importance on public image, and knew that self-portraits and self-portrayal were key to his success. He made a series of self-portraits throughout his career, beginning in 1964 and continuing until his death in 1987.
A Set of Six Self-Portraits
Date of work
Original: ANDY WARHOL A Set of 6 Self Portraits 1967 Silkscreen ink, and pencil on linen, 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (each)©/®/TM 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) was an American artist whose work commented on contemporary themes in American society: consumerism, celebrity, mass production, disaster and death. His openness to subject matter was matched by a willingness to explore all media, resulting in an innovative approach to painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, and experimental filmmaking. He introduced popular everyday subjects into his practice, openly acknowledging the wide-ranging influences on his work, and built a lasting reputation as one of the most important figures of the Pop Art movement.