Indiana University Art Museum Pictures America: Presidential Seal

Explore the image Presidential Seal created by Andy Warhol in 1968

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Questions to Consider [show/hide]

Title: Presidential Seal
Artist: Andy Warhol
Date: 1968

  1. Can you read all the words on the Presidential Seals?
  2. Which shapes has Warhol repeated in this image?
  3. Why do you think Warhol used silver as the primary color here?
  4. Look closely at the different parts that comprise the composition. How has Warhol arranged them? What has Warhol chosen to include in this image? What might he add to this composition to explain or comment on the assassination of President Kennedy?

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