Many Faces

For this portrait of art collector Ethel Scull, Andy Warhol took her to a photo booth in Times Square where she posed with different gestures and expressions. Then he used photo-silkscreen printing to transfer the photographs onto canvas. Notice how Warhol used multiple colors and positioned the prints in different ways to create thirty-six representations of Scull. Can you see the same pose more than once? How are they similar or different?

Invite a family member to be your photographer. Choose a place in your home as your photo studio. Think carefully about the background for your portrait. Pose for the camera and experiment with different facial expressions. Choose nine of your favorite pictures and arrange them together on your device or print out your photographs and create a grid. How do your faces look all together?

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Andy Warhol, Ethel Scull 36 Times, 1963. Silkscreen ink and acrylic on linen, thirty-six panels: 80 × 144 in. (203.2 × 365.8 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; jointly owned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; gift of Ethel Redner Scull 86.61a‒jj. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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