Self-Portrait
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait
Andy Warhol (American, Pop Art, 1928–1987): Self-Portrait, 1986. Acrylic paint and screenprint on canvas, 2032 x 2032 mm. Tate Modern, London, UK. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009 © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



“... Warhol understood the importance of image in contemporary life, and established himself in the public eye as the most famous Pop artist. His public persona was as much a construct as his paintings, and over the years he created numerous self-portraits in a variety of guises. ‘If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am’, he famously said. ‘There’s nothing behind it.’" (© Tate)