Andy Warhol, ‘Mao (FS II.90)’, 1972, Print, Screenpint on Beckett High White Paper, Revolver Gallery
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Andy Warhol

Mao (FS II.90), 1972

Screenpint on Beckett High White Paper
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
.
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Los Angeles , West Hollywood
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Revolver Gallery
Los Angeles , West Hollywood

Warhol, known for depicting famous celebrities, decided to depict Chairman Mao in a pop-art style …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with rubber stamp on verso.
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Andy Warhol: Mao
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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Warhol, known for depicting famous celebrities, decided to depict Chairman Mao in a pop-art style in 1972. He fuses together the image of totalitarian propaganda and the colors found in his celebrity art to demonstrate the cult of personality surrounding the Chinese ruler. The portfolio of ten prints is extremely …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with rubber stamp on verso.
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Andy Warhol: Mao
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 (FS II.90), 1972

Screenpint on Beckett High White Paper
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles , West Hollywood
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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