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Andy Warhol

Mao, 1974/1989

Screenprint in colors on wallpaper
38 1/2 × 29 3/4 in
97.8 × 75.6 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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michael lisi / contemporary art
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Portraying a sketched version of Chairman Mao Zedong, this print by Andy Warhol explores …

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Portraying a sketched version of Chairman Mao Zedong, this print by Andy Warhol explores representations of the iconic Chinese leader. By turning visual propaganda on its head, Warhol’s Mao is rendered with a humorous and playful quality, heightened by a large purple oval. This print was originally conceived for …

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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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Portraying a sketched version of Chairman Mao Zedong, this print by Andy Warhol explores …

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Portraying a sketched version of Chairman Mao Zedong, this print by Andy Warhol explores representations of the iconic Chinese leader. By turning visual propaganda on its head, Warhol’s Mao is rendered with a humorous and playful quality, heightened by a large purple oval. This print was originally conceived for …

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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

Mao, 1974/1989

Screenprint in colors on wallpaper
38 1/2 × 29 3/4 in
97.8 × 75.6 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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