Andy Warhol Self-Portrait with Hands Around Neck

Gavin Turk (1967 - )

Acrylic on canvas, in recycled frame, perspex box, chinagraph pencil

2002

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    This complex work deals with artistic identity and authenticity. Its title derives from Gavin Turk's incorporation of a recycled frame once used by Andy Warhol in 1978. It is one of several works by Turk that incorporates picture frames previously used by other artists. Turk's signature is inscribed into the glass, and beneath it is its ephemeral shadow. At bottom right is a third signature. All three signatures indicate his authorship, and constitute the work itself. Signatures bring artistic identity and value to a work of art, and this piece examines this relationship between object and maker. Ironically, as his own reputation has increased, Turk's signature works are now collectable precisely because they are 'Turks'.

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    Title
    Andy Warhol Self-Portrait with Hands Around Neck
    Date
    2002
    Medium
    Acrylic on canvas, in recycled frame, perspex box, chinagraph pencil
    Dimensions
    height: 54.60 cm, width: 46.70 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Paul Stolper, January 2003
    Inscription
    br of canvas: Gavin Turk '02
    Provenance
    Paul Stolper Ltd., London
    GAC number
    17757