Art as resistance: Warhol’s ‘Electric Chair’

warhol electric chair chicagoAmong the 44 newly exhibited contemporary masterpieces transforming the presentation of the Art Institute of Chicago’s contemporary collection is, above, Andy Warhol, “Big Electric Chair,” 1967-68. The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection. ©2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. On January 30, Robert Jennings, convicted for the 1988 killing of a police officer, became the first person executed in the United States in 2019 when the State of Texas put him to death by lethal injection.