Andy Warhol does Van Dyck

April 25 2013

Image of Andy Warhol does Van Dyck

Picture: Steve Wood, via The Guardian

A series of photos of Andy Warhol have been published - in one of which he poses a-la Van Dyck with a sunflower. Suddenly, he's gone up in my estimation. More here

Update - a reader writes:

Fascinating to contrast your interpretation of Warhol posing with a sunflower as homage to Van Dyck and J. Jones' interpretation of Warhol posing as homage to Van Gogh!!  Does one versus the other change how one interprets the photo, and hence how one reads Warhol?   Or is it both at once, as a kind of triple pun on three artists together?  And was it perhaps the photographer who created the photo, with or even without Warhol realizing that Van Dyck portrayed himself with a sunflower?  Would that make it a quadruple visual pun, about four artists being brought together?

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