”The Shadow” was one of several Americana culture references that Warhol used in the portfolio “Myths” from 1981. The character “The Shadow” started on the radio during the 1930’s but later became a comic strip character and it is from this media he is mot famous. His trademarks were a black cloak and a broad-rimmed hat . In this unusual diamond dust print from “Myths” the artist is a master at using references and combing it with a self portrait leaving the viewer in a very dubious position when interpreting it. The work also shows how important the self-portrait was to Warhol and maybe how he perceived himself – like a shadow.
Silkscreen in colours and with diamond dust, 1981, signed in pencil. Estimate: 1 000 000 – 1 200 000 SEK. The work will be sold at Important Spring Sale on 3–4 June and on view 28 May –2 June at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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