Andy Warhol, ‘Mao (F. & S. II.90-99)’, 1972, Zeit Contemporary Art

Signature: Aside from the edition of 250, plus 50 AP. Marked on verso “copyright © Andy Warhol 1972. Printed at Syria Studio Inc” Each stamped on verso by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board and marked with a registration number. Each has a separate certificate from The Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc.

Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellman, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, New York 2003, cat. no. II.90-99, pp. 82-83, illustrated in color

Steven Bluttal and Dave Hickey, Eds., Andy Warhol "GIANT" Size, London 2006, p. 507, illustrated in color

Estate of Andy Warhol
Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York
Private Collection

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