Andy Warhol at Southampton City Art Gallery

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  1. I came across a book of Warhol’s religious themed works a couple of years ago. My favourite series was the ‘be a somebody with a body’. At the time I was thinking in critical terms of how models are used in marketing images, now I get the reference to holy communion/Eucharist too. The interaction of the images (in pieces where a jesus is overlaid) seem to be so bang on. The religious aspect to the work provides the theoretical basis to be critical of media presentations of the human body, while the pop culture terminology expresses the religious element relevantly. Also, in what other artistic context could you justifiably use the cheesy imagery?

    Andy Warhol, The Last Supper (Be a Somebody with a Body), 1985-86

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