Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol’, 1972, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol’, 1972, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol’, 1972, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol’, 1972, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV

Extremely rare 1972 two sided hand signed larger silkscreened announcement card to promote Warhol's iconic "Mao" series, published by the legendary Castelli gallery. These pieces were published in a limited edition to promote sales of larger prints (though exact number unknown) and are now rare and desirable collectors items. It is especially collectible and desirable when hand signed as the present work. Alpha 137 Gallery provides a Certificate of Guarantee to accompany this work. Not examined outside of the original vintage frame, but appears to be in very good condition. Framed and ready to hang.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Boldly signed in black marker by Andy Warhol

Publisher: Castelli Graphics, New York (Publisher) Styria Studio, NY (Printer).

Manufacturer: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States