Andy Warhol: Shadows

Ghost Painter

Assisted by is entourage at the Factory, in 1978 Warhol embarked upon a monumental piece, Shadows.


Conceived as one painting in multiple parts. The silkscreen canvasses adorn each wall alternating between positive and negative imprints as you rotate in the space.

More than a dozen different colours used, the background painted with a sponge mop.

Embracing repetition the artists ‘machine method’ is entirely handmade.

Warhol returns to the quintessential problem of art: perception.


“when I look at things, I always see the space they occupy. I always was the space to reappear, to make a comeback, because it’s lost space when there’s something in it”

Andy Warhol 1977


The collection is owned by the Dia Art Foundation.


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