Andy Warhol, ‘Mao’, 1972, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Signature: Inscribed “To Leo Castelli, MC 1972" on the overlap.

Musee Galliera, Paris 1974
Margo Leavin, Los Angeles 1975
Marisa Del Re Galler and O'Hara Gallery, New York
The Popular Image; Pop Art in America, Oct. 26-Dec. 9, 1995, p. 45 color, exhibition traveled to Marissa Del Re/O'Hara Galleries, Palm Beach, Fl, De. 23, 1995-Jan. 27, 1996

Georg Frei & Neil Printz Eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969, Volume 3, New York, 2010, No. 2367, illustrated in color.

Leo Castelli, New York (gift of the Artist)
Knoedler & Company, New York
Aurora Bugarin
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
O'Hara Gallery, New York
Marissa Del Re Gallery, New York
Present Location Unkown

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