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

Title: Sitting Bull IIIA 70
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1986
Size: 36” x 36″
Edition: Unique

Andy Warhol’s Sitting Bull is a unique screenprint associated with his Cowboys and Indians portfolio. Created in the 1980s, Sitting Bull is based on an archival photo of the Sioux Chief. Sitting Bulls stands out against the stark off-white background with a light blue face that gives off the impression of complacency. He is dressed in a bold orange shirt with a red and yellow feather on his head. Warhol outlined Sitting Bull in vibrant yellow, highlighting the shape of braids and drawing the viewer’s eye to the subject. Originally conceived as part of the portfolio Cowboys and Indians, the first portfolio to combine images of people and objects, Andy Warhol decided not to include Sitting Bull and instead replaced him with another subject. This print is unique and comes framed to museum standards.

Signature: Signed and numbered by 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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States