The Piercing Intensity of Andy Warhol’s Final Self-Portraits

LONDON | 29 JUNE 2022

Andy Warhol’s final series of self-portraits, executed in 1986 in the months preceding his untimely death, are among the most intense and iconic works of his career. On the surface of the present work, Warhol stares out towards the viewer in an intense gaze, his vivid pink head floating against a stark black ground. Piercing and all-consuming, Self-Portrait presents a resounding image of both Warhol the man and Warhol the artistic phenomenon. This iconic Self Portrait will be offered at Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction 29 June 2022 in London.

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