Andy Warhol, ‘Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Andy Warhol

Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol, 1972

Silkscreen on card with text verso. hand signed by andy warhol. framed.
7 × 13 7/10 × 1/2 in
17.8 × 34.9 × 1.3 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Extremely rare 1972 two sided hand signed larger silkscreened announcement card to promote …

Medium
Print
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
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

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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 …

Medium
Print
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
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol

Chairman Mao (Mao Tse-Tung Promotional Card for Leo Castelli Gallery) Hand Signed by Warhol, 1972

Silkscreen on card with text verso. hand signed by andy warhol. framed.
7 × 13 7/10 × 1/2 in
17.8 × 34.9 × 1.3 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Bidding closed
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