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Andy Warhol. Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times. 1963
Andy Warhol

Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times

1963
On view
Medium
Silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on two canvases
Dimensions
8' 9 7/8" x 13' 8 1/8" (268.9 x 416.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of Philip Johnson
Object number
234.1991.a-b
Copyright
© 2015 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

In 1962 Warhol began to cull images of tragic frontpage news stories. He silkscreened this image of a fatal car accident fourteen times. "I tried doing them by hand," he said, "but I find it easier to use a screen. This way, I don’t have to work on my objects at all." Warhol's distance from the work’s making parallels his diffusion of this gruesome image through repetition and deterioration. About the addition of "a blank canvas, the same background color," Warhol claimed, perhaps ironically, "The two are designed to hang together however the owner wants. . . . It just makes them bigger and mainly makes them cost more."

Gallery label from 2008
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