Interviewer: Is (black and white) more interesting?
Andy Warhol: No, it is just a record. Color makes it more like a photograph. You have to think of it as a photograph. But in black and white it is just a picture.
Interviewer: What's the difference between a picture and a photograph?
Andy Warhol: A picture just means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.
Being a woman artist, I have been interested in events where women have been stigmatized by an action. The "Eve-ning" series was created to modernize the point in time when Adam took his bite of the apple and villainized the role of women. The charged image of a modern man eating an apple is portrayed with a style combination of ancient Byzantine icons, which emphasizes the religious imagery and modern pop art, giving it a contemporary feel. Deliberate use of black and white encapsulates the feeling of a historical time or the memory of a past event. It becomes a rewriting or updating of our visual diary.
24” x 18”
Acrylic on Canvas