Andy Warhol, ‘The American Indian (Russell Means)’, 1976, Gallery On The Move

Ace Gallery’s American Indian [Russell Means] Exhibition Posters were printed to advertise Andy Warhol’s 1976-1977 American Indian series. Andy Warhol signed posters at all three consecutive exhibitions that debuted at Flow Ace Gallery Paris in October 1976, Ace Gallery Vancouver in November 1976, and finally Ace Gallery Los Angeles in February 1977. Native American civil rights activist and subject of Warhol’s American Indian paintings and drawings, Russell Means, was also in attendance to sign a number of posters alongside Andy Warhol.

Signature: Andy Warhol

Image rights: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Ace Gallery

Private collection, Milan

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