Andy Warhol, ‘Sitting Bull A70 (FS IIIA.70)’, 1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sitting Bull A70 (FS IIIA.70)’, 1986, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sitting Bull A70 (FS IIIA.70)’, 1986, Revolver Gallery

SITTING BULL A70
Sitting Bull A70 is part of Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series. The print is based on an archival photo of the Sioux Chief. His stoic pose and placid facial expression makes it seem that he is posing for a photograph, rather than an image of him in action hunting or in combat. The vivid coloring of Sitting Bull’s face and the light highlights that outline his shape give the traditional subject a modern twist.

SITTING BULL A70 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Warhol returns to portraiture in this homage to the hero of the Battle of Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull. Originally conceived as part of the portfolio, Cowboys and Indians, the first series to combine images of people and objects, Sitting Bull was not included in the last minute and replaced with another subject.

Signature: Contains an internal catalogue number and is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board and the Estate of Andy Warhol

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