Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli Sundell’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery

Historic provenance! From the collection of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend - wife of Leo Castelli, were were both Warhol's dealers, together and individually after they divorced, by descent to her late daughter Nina Castelli Sundell. Warhol's MAO is an early conceptual experimental print using "advanced" xerox printer technology, published by Billy Kluver at E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology, New York). The face of Mao was copied over and over and each impression became sequentially more distorted. This is one of the final, most fascinating examples. Each print from this edition is unique! This hand signed and numbered Andy Warhol print from the limited edition of 300 is from the New York Collection for Stockholm portfolio. The portfolio was issued to commemorate the collection of paintings and sculpture by top New York artists of the 1960s, assembled by Hultén and Klüver for the Moderna Museet Museum in Stockholm. This is pencil signed and numbered by Warhol, bearing the artist's copyright stamp, and held in the original portfolio sleeve with Andy Warhol's printed name in Crane's Bond No. 1 paper. Also accompanied by the EAT Colophon page; extremely rare when together, and in such excellent original condition. Indeed, this will be the first time the work has been separated from the Sonnabend mahogany portfolio box. (shown).
The roster of artists included in the New York Portfolio for Stockholm forms a who's who's of the New York art world during one of its most influential decades: Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlin, Walter De Maria, Jim Dine, Mark Di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Hans Haacke, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and others.) Each print from the edition of 300 is unique. MAO (from the NY Collection for Stockholm) isn't often at public auction, because so many of these prints are in major museum and public collections around the world - like MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Museum, Moderna Museet, the Walker Art Center - to name only a few. MAO was also featured in numerous exhibitions of Warhol's prints, as well as special events like Leo Castelli's benefit exhibition for the New York Collection for Stockholm (in conjunction with the Sonnabend Gallery and John Weber) and "Andy Warhol: Mao Prints" at the Walker Art Center. It is fully referenced in the catalogue raisonne of Warhol's prints: This work is signed and numbered in pencil. in mint condition; never framed. Comes in the original portfolio sleeve with Andy Warhol's name in block letters, as well as a copy of the colophon page of the entire portfolio as provenance. Many works from this portfolio are already in the permanent collections of most major museums and public institutions worldwide. Once again: very rare in such fine condition with such impressive provenance and accompanying sleeve and colophon.

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Signature: Signed and numbered from the limited edition of 300 by Andy Warhol. Verso is stamped and dated 1973 with Andy Warhol's personal copyright stamp verso stamped Printed at Styria Studio verso hand numbered by Andy Warhol. This work is signed and numbered in ink on the verso. in mint condition; never framed. Comes in the original portfolio sleeve (shown) with Andy Warhol's name in block letters,.

Publisher: Experiments in Art and Technology New York; Printed by Julie Martin, pub.

Leo Castelli exhibition of New York for Stockholm Portfolio to benefit Moderna Museet
Other editions:
Walker Art Center Leo Castelli Gallery Brooklyn Museum Pop Impressions Europe/USA, Museum of Modern Art and dozens of other venues

Frayda Feldman and Jorg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne: 1962-1987, Fourth Edition, D.A.P., New York, 2003, 89
Catalogue Reference F&S II. 89; another impression reproduced in color page 80.

Collection of Ileana Sonabend (wife of legendary dealer Leo Castelli, and pioneering art dealer in her own right) and the Estate of their daughter Nina Castelli Sundell.

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