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Opening: “Andy Warhol: Little Electric Chairs” at Venus

An important part of Andy Warhol’s seminal “Death and Disaster” series—which also includes suicides, race riots and car crashes—the electric chair paintings were based on a news image of the deadly electric chair that was used to execute Julius and Ethel Rosenberg at New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1953. 

The gallery is presenting 18 of the colorful, little silkscreen canvases (created between 1964 and 1965), which will be exhibited in a specially designed space that simulates the original 1965 showing of the paintings at Toronto’s Jerrold Morris International Gallery.

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