Andy Warhol, ‘Washington Monument’, 1974, Bertolami Auctions

Unique Print 86.57 - N. IIIB.2 Catalogue Raisonne ‘Feldman & Shellmann 1962-1987’
Inscription printed on the front, left margin: 'Washington Monument'
Inscription printed on the front, right margin: 'Copyright Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc., 1974'
Stamp on the back: 'Authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' and 'The Estate of Andy Warhol'
Print Bill Miller's Wallpaper Studio Inc., New York

EXHIBITIONS
Pop Icons, Restelliartco Gallery, Rome, January 20 - February 6, 2015
Just Warhol, Geneva, March 19 - May 12, 2015

PUBLICATIONS
'Pop Icons' Exhibition Catalogue, Restelliartco Gallery, Rome, January 20 - February 6, 2015, authorized by 'The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc.' by SIAE 2015

The Catalogue Raisonné Feldman & Schellmann states that the press was commissioned.
During the early ‘70s Warhol made a number of works for political campaigns: 'Vote McGovern' illustrating a macabre Richard Nixon, one of Mao's black and white portraits, Jimmy Carter I and many others.
The serigraph can be considered a political print and it is possible that it was intended for the Warhol exhibition at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington in 1975.
There are a limited number of versions from the Warhol Foundation including a 1983 edition for the cover of the Washington Post Magazine

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