Pure Evil | Richard Burton’s 2nd Nightmare


This print is one of the first from Pure Evil’s famous Nightmare series.

Long sold out and very sought after!

Artist: Pure Evil
Title: Richard Burton's Nightmare
Type: screen print
Medium: 3 colour screen print on 300gsm Fedrigoni
Dimensions: 72 x 77 cm (30.3" x 28.3")
Year: 2011
Edition: 100
Comments: numbered and signed by the artist

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Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave impetus to his “Nightmare Series.” The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings.

The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64 x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits.

Why are they crying ? “It’s an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.”