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.