This work is registered with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board under no. D100.052.
"Within the context of Factory activity, Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol worked together on a range of projects. In 1964-65, photographs of deaths and disasters stockpiled by Warhol, particularly car crashes, were copied on a Thermofax machine at the Factory. Thermofax paper is chemically coated to register a heat transfer from the original; the copied image is produced in sepia. William Linich (Billy Name), a Factory resident and participant, made the Thermofaxed copies. In the space underneath each picture, Malanga wrote or typed his poems" (G. Malanga and A. Warhol, in "Poems and Images of Death", in exh. cat., Andy Warhol Death and Disasters, The Menil Collection, Houston 1989, p. 24).