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Gallery Talk: Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait, 1986

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Amy Cappellazzo Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and International Co-Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, discusses Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait, 1986, from the artist's great last series of self-portraits and among the most iconic, moving and ultimately profound works of his career. Warhol made this series of self-portraits in the spring of 1986 for an exhibition to be held at the Anthony D' Offay Gallery in London. The overwhelming effect of the show was that, in these paintings, Warhol was addressing one of the great themes of art history - that of the aging master taking perhaps a last look at himself - and bravely offering up one of his most open, undisguised and unmanipulated self-depictions. (RT: 7:06)

10 May 2011