Big Electric Chair

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Big Electric Chair
Artist Andy Warhol
Year 1967
Type Silk screen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions 137 cm × 185.4 cm (54 in × 73.0 in)

Created in 1967, the Stockholm Big Electric Chair is part of a series of works by Andy Warhol depicting an electric chair. Death by electrocution was a controversial subject in New York City, where the artist lived and worked, especially after the last two executions at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1963. Warhol obtained a photograph of the empty execution chamber, which became the basis for this series.[1]