Untitled 12 120 by Andy Warhol comes from a published portfolio of twelve works by various artists entitled For Meyer Schapiro to commemorate art historian’s Schapiro’s seventieth birthday. It was published by the very specific “Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University,” New York. This particular work is a collage of some of the most iconic imagery in Warhol’s work including the electric chair, the Campbell’s soup can, and the dollar sign. Although Untitled 12 120 has a dark composition, one is able to distinguish the different nuances of the work through the contrasting shades of light and dark that Warhol so excellently executed.
Untitled 120 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
This work is a part of portfolio with twelve other artists. It is unlike Warhol’s other works as it lacks Warhol’s signature bursts of color. What makes this work unique is that it is a collage of his most famous works, such as the electric chairs and Campbell’s soup cans. This piece stands out as an homage to his earlier works, but is unique in that it illustrates more Abstract Expressionistic elements than those of the Pop Art movement.