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Andy Warhol

Mustard Race Riot

  • Year1963
  • Material2 parts; acryllic and ailkscreen ink on canvas
  • Dimensions114.9 x 164 cm
  • Year of acquisition2004
  • Inventory numberUAB 642
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

Andy Warhol’s “Mustard Race Riot” is an outstanding example from his “Death and Disaster” series. With this series, Warhol documented drastic events that dominated the news and media coverage at the time: electric chairs, fatal car accidents and plane crashes, but also reports of food poisoning. The photographs used for “Mustard Race Riot” show the violent assault by police officers —armed with sticks and dogs—on peacefully demonstrating African-American civil rights activists in a park in Birmingham, Alabama. With this motif, Warhol once again succeeded in channeling the mood of the country. In part through the publication of Charles Moore’s photographs in “Life” magazine in May 1963, the assault suddenly became widely known. The civil rights movement could no longer be regarded as just a “problem” of the South, but had exposed itself as an issue that affected the entire country. The fact that Warhol juxtaposes a densely printed panel with a monochrome one, emphasizes his interest in how the media operate: images are replaced at ever faster intervals, they fade, even disappear from our memories. The media’s banality and arbitrariness fascinated Warhol.

Further collection artworks

Sigmar Polke Reh, 1968
Andy Warhol                                                                                                                                   Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 UAB 522
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Sigmar Polke Goethes Werke, 1963 UAB 338
Sigmar Polke Goethes Werke, 1963
Cy Twombly Nini‘s Painting, 1971 UAB 451
Cy Twombly Nini's Painting, 1971
Andy Warhol Diamond Dust Shoes, 1980 UAB 566
Andy Warhol Diamond Dust Shoes, 1980
Cy Twombly Leptanto V, 2001