Andy Warhol, ‘Mao: one plate’, 1972, Christie's

Signed in ball-point pen on the reverse, stamp-numbered 165/250 (there were also 50 artist's proofs), co-published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York, with the artist's copyright inkstamp on the reverse, the full sheet, the sheet toned, creasing in places, two vertical tears at the lower sheet edge (the largest measuring 3 1/8-in.), nicks in places at the sheet edges (with associated skinning along the reverse sheet edges, partially affecting the signature)
Sheet: 35 7/8 x 36 in. (911 x 914 mm.)

Feldman & Schellmann II.95

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States