İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 12, Sayı 109  2023/9  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)
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In his Death and Disaster series, Andy Warhol dealt with fatal accidents and tragedies reflected in the American media as an ignored part of life. With this series, he transformed the media culture reflecting the American dream, which he had previously used as an element of criticism, into a media showing the dark side of life. In the following years, he continued this series by transforming it into a different series called The Electric Chair. This series, in particular the Death and Disaster series, represents a little-known aspect of pop art in art historical analyses. Both the shift in the focus of the works from the object to the subject and the use of tragedy as a material for sociological and political criticism are unusual in pop art. For this purpose, the article focuses on the lesser-known aspect of pop art rather than the well-known aspect of pop art that brings colourful media products and personalities to the forefront, and explores the reasons for an artist known for his colourful personality to turn to such subjects. In this way, the reader is first informed about the well-known aspects of pop art and Andy Warhol's art, and then the reasons that led the artist to these subjects are discussed. By mentioning the Death and Disaster series and its place in the artist's life, the importance of the Electric Chair series produced in the context of the series will be emphasised. Thus, it will be tried to analyse how the change in the life of an artist is reflected in his art and the innovative attitude he brings.
Keywords: Andy Warhol, Pop Art, Death and Disaster series, Electric Chair