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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.

This is a poster. It is dated 1996–1997 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Sara and Marc Benda. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

offset lithograph on wove paper

Its dimensions are

106.8 x 71.3 cm (42 1/16 x 28 1/16 in.)

Donald Moffett was a designer and Marlene McCarty was a designer and Bureau was the firm of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18758399/ |title=Poster, "I Shot Andy Warhol", 1996–1997 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=17 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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