More than any other artist, Andy Warhol has included everyday objects in his work. It is striking that he has often dealt with death and violence. Just think of the "Car Crash" series, race riots or the haunting pictures around the electric chair. Robert Rosenblum sees Warhol's work as a critical commentary on the dark side of the US, especially with the "Knives Paintings". The processing of this topic is documented in detail in this volume. With drawings, drafts, sketches and screen prints.