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Playboy #38 (Warhol)

Richard Misrach

(Los Angeles, California, 1949 - )

1990

Chromogenic print

23 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in. (59.69 cm x 46.99 cm)

Anonymous Gift

2001.9

More Information

This photograph shows a page from one of two shot-up issues of Playboy magazine that the artist found at a target range near the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada. Misrach assumed that the women on the covers were the intended targets, but found “that in the bullet’s passage through the remaining pages, other symbols of culture were randomly violated, too. The violence that was directed specifically at the women symbolically penetrated every layer of our society.”

Marks

title, edition, signature, dates on bottom margin

Keywords
American
Color
Contemporary Art
Documentary
Male
Photography
Portrait