Poster, "I Shot Andy Warhol", 1996–1997 Offset lithograph on wove paper. Gift of Sara and Marc Benda. 2010-21-96.
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Background: photograph of the actress Lili Taylor as Valerie Solanas superimposed over the head of Elvis Presley in the Andy Warhol 1963 painting "Triple Elvis". The Elvis prototype appears dressed like a cowboy in jeans, corduroy shirt, bandana necktie, and a holster at the hips, holding a gun and looking angrily and intently to the left of the viewer. Layered over this background is a strip of a repeating black-and-white photograph of Andy Warhol sitting with a woman in a restaurant, tinted bright red and bearing the inscription in white, "I SHOT ANDY WARHOL". In upper left is the inscription in red: "Du / hast / nur / eine / Chance / beruhmt / zu werden." Further inscription along bottom margin, horizontally, in red:"Lili Taylor Stephen Dorff Jared Harris", followed by credits in small blue type.