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Andy Warhol

Uncle Sam, 1981

Screenprint in colors with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board
38 × 38 in
96.5 × 96.5 cm
Edition 112/200 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Framed: 38.25in x 38.25in x 2in

Uncle Sam is a part of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that …

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Framed: 38.25in x 38.25in x 2in

Uncle Sam is a part of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that exemplify Warhol’s search for powerful and culturally relevant motifs of his time. Most of the images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films. They portray the universal view of …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower right, with the blindstamp of the printer. Stamped with the publisher's copyright stamp on the reverse.
Series
Myths
Publisher
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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Framed: 38.25in x 38.25in x 2in

Uncle Sam is a part of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that …

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Framed: 38.25in x 38.25in x 2in

Uncle Sam is a part of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that exemplify Warhol’s search for powerful and culturally relevant motifs of his time. Most of the images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films. They portray the universal view of …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower right, with the blindstamp of the printer. Stamped with the publisher's copyright stamp on the reverse.
Series
Myths
Publisher
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
Follow

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

Uncle Sam, 1981

Screenprint in colors with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board
38 × 38 in
96.5 × 96.5 cm
Edition 112/200 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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