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Warhol's electric chair is still shocking.

BY freshfish on January 29, 2014
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Today I have been invited to take part in some kind of facebook "tag" game.
The idea is that you post some piece of an artist that somebody else picked for you. Whenever somebody "likes" it, you assign another artist to them and so on.
An old friend suggested Andy Warhol for me. The first thing that popped into my mind was his series of electric chairs, something that has always unsettled me.
We all sometimes struggle to understand the world views of others, but I think I will never grasp how some people find killing in the name of justice acceptable or even righteous.

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/warhol-electric-chair-t07145

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