© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2010
Warhol completed these images just a year before his death in 1987. Known as his 'fright wig' series, they show a gaunt and pale Warhol, his face fixed like a death mask, with a blank expression, rendered in an extraordinary shock of colour.
By the Eighties, Warhol had turned himself into an icon whose image was instantly recognisable.
These images seem to speak of the fragile, enigmatic nature of fame and society's obsession with the superficial.