Image: Playboy #38 (Warhol)
(Los Angeles, California, 1949 - )

Playboy #38 (Warhol), from Desert Canto XI: The Playboys , 1990

Chromogenic print
23 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in. (59.69 cm x 46.99 cm)
Anonymous Gift
2001.9
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.”
  
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