Andy Warhol, ‘Annie Oakley 378 by Andy Warhol’, 1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Annie Oakley 378 by Andy Warhol’, 1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Annie Oakley 378 by Andy Warhol’, 1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Annie Oakley 378 by Andy Warhol’, 1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Annie Oakley 378 by Andy Warhol’, 1986, Revolver Gallery

Title: Annie Oakley 378
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1986
Size: 36” x 36″
Edition: Edition of 250, signed and numbered in pencil lower left.

Andy Warhol created Annie Oakley 378 in 1986 for his Cowboys and Indians portfolio. Warhol was fascinated by celebrity myths and the ways in which stories are represented by the media. This allure led Warhol to create his Cowboys and Indians portfolio as a commentary about the myth of the American West. He used recognizable images like this one of Annie Oakley that is representative of the popular yet ahistorical version of American West. Warhol removed native imagery from its original context and interspersed it with images of romanticized American heroes. This multi-color portrait of Annie Oakley, an American sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, is an example of Warhol’s fascination with the way media and popular culture interpret the past and mythologized the history of the “Wild West”. In his trademark pop art style, Warhol uses bold, vibrant hues to emphasize Annie Oakley as a legendary pop culture icon, rather than an historical figure.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Art Basel Miami Beach
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
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