'Skull' by Andy Warhol (1976) in high resolution

skull warholWarhol’s Skull works, produced in the 1970s, acted as counter-images to his glamorous portraits and poignantly suggest that underneath all of the trappings of beauty and wealth, everyone is equal and bound to the same destiny.

Warhol elevates these skulls into the realm of "Pop Art" through his trademark colouring and screenprint production techniques. Although icons of mortality, the vivid and elated colour palette reduces the melancholic feelings usually associated with this imagery.