Andy Warhol does Van Dyck
April 25 2013
Picture: Steve Wood, via The Guardian
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?