3 of a pair- (1980) Portrait of Andy Warhol
edition of 8
This is a rare image of Warhol as I had misplaced the negatives for a number of years and only just found them. The image is actually 3 separate fotos- the camera I used at the time was called a Dial Half Frame; on a roll of 35mm film you get 72 vertical exposures.. Look at the print and you can see his eyes move slightly after each exposure. He had recently sprained his wrist and I stood him by the penguin- he had a very large collection of taxidermy.
The portrait was shot on Plus-x b&w film. I scanned the film on an Immacon scanner and coloured each frame with the primary colours that make up colour printing- yellow cyan and magenta as an homage to his silk screen process.
A vintage silver halide print is in the Andy Warhol collection at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa.
printed on paper 47"x24"
images are 12.5"x 17"