Andy Warhol, ‘Mao (F. & S. ll.90)’, 1972, Corridor Contemporary
Andy Warhol, ‘Mao (F. & S. ll.90)’, 1972, Corridor Contemporary
Andy Warhol, ‘Mao (F. & S. ll.90)’, 1972, Corridor Contemporary

Signature: Signed in ball-point pen and dated 73 on the verso, inscribed A.P. 22/50 Inscribed in pencil 'For Barbara', stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board on the verso and annotated in pencil 'A134.107

Image rights: With artists copyright and printer's inkstamp, Styria Studio, Inc., New York

Publisher: Castelli Graphic and Multiples, Inc., New York

Christies New York; Prints and Multiples
April 29-30, 2008
Lot 536

31 October 2013 - 01 November 2013
New York
Lot 380

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