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Andy Warhol: Mao

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Piece no.202069
Title: Mao 94
Artist: Andy Warhol
Size: Image 60 x 60 cm 
Type:  Limited edition series 1803/2400
  • This piece is plate signed with the "CMA" Carnegie Museum of Art stamp on reverse
  • A colour screenprint on Lenox Museum Board paper 

$1,450.00

Mao 94 

Andy Warhol’s Mao 94 (1973) features the infamous Chinese leader.  

 

Andy Warhol’s Mao screenprint portfolio appropriates the official portrait of Mao Tse Tung, sometimes mentioned as Mao Zedong, the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China.

 

The Mao portfolio, made up of ten different versions of Mao’s portrait, evokes the propagandistic use of the image in China. Interestingly, Warhol treats Mao’s image in the same manner that he treats his portraits of Western celebrities —Mao’s portrait was known to every Chinese person and could be seen throughout China in both public and private spaces.

Mao’s face is bold,  his pale lips are left white. The flushed effect is enhanced by the green of Mao’s shirt and the bubblegum pink of the background. Mao’s face is framed by hand-drawn squiggles, which add a personal touch of the artist’s hand to the work.

Mao’s cult of personality mirrored the cult-like followings of Western celebrities, and Warhol’s decision to treat Mao’s portrait in the same manner as icons such as Marilyn Monroe frames the Chinese leader as a pop icon. Warhol exposes the similarity between Western and Eastern adoration of individuals and the mass dissemination of their images. 


Andy Warhol, Mao 94, from the Mao screenprint portfolio is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice that will accompany the sale of the work).

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name, title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Campbell's Soup

Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans are perhaps the most well-known images of American modern art.

 

Initially created as a series of thirty two canvases in 1962, the soup cans gained international acclaim as a breakthrough in Pop Art.

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century.

 

Famous for 15 minutes

 

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 colour.

 

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


A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name, title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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Piece no.202076 & 202086
Title: Campbell's Soup Vegetable
Artist: Andy Warhol
Size: Size 40 x 50 cm
Type: Numbered 2014 / 3000 together with certificate of authenticity on reverse
Limited edition lithograph, pencil numbered lower left side
 
Plate signed signature lower right side, “CMA” Carnegie Museum of Art stamped on the reverse.

$1,250.00

Marilyn Monroe

 

Soon after her tragic death in 1962, Warhol made a series of paintings paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe (1967), the actress, model, and singer who had captured America’s imagination in films like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "How to Marry a Millionaire."

 

Warhol based this portrait on a publicity still from the 1953 film "Niagara."

1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name, title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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Andy Warhol: Marilyn

Piece no.202078
Title: Marilyn, Silver 
Artist: Andy Warhol
Size: Size 91.5 x 91.5 cm
Type: Sunday B. Morning Silkscreen.
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Certificate of Authenticity included.
*The same work sold at auction:
Art International | September 2020 | LOT 65 | price realised $7000.-
| excluding buyers premium 

$6,500.00

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Piece no.202079
Title: Flowers
Artist: Andy Warhol
Size: Size 90  x 90 cm
Type:  Sunday B. Morning Silkscreen | 
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Certificate of Authenticity included.
*The same work sold at auction:
Art International | September 2020 | LOT 67| price realised $3,250 .-
| excluding buyers premium 

$2,900.00

The audience naturally prefers the work of the well-known artist to that of the unknown amateur. 

In 1964, even before Warhol was sharply criticised for his Brillo cartons, and before his mural Thirteen Most Wanted Men caused public offence, Leo Castelli arranged the first exhibition for Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg (leader of the progressive New York Art scene). 

For this exhibition Warhol selected a flower series that had already been shown- at Ileana Sonnabend's in Paris in January. "I thought the French would prefer flowers, because of Renoir and so on," Warhol observed. 

Gerard Malanga (Warhol's most important associate, The Factory) said that Warhol had come across the photo in a botanical catalogue and told him to make a silkscreen print out of it. 

A lady recognised the picture of her poppies and thought Warhol should have compensated her for it. 

Malanga said that he could see her point. It took years until the matter was finally settled.

 

Warhol had stolen an amateur photographer's picture and had -by accident?- uncovered the close link between his own artistic conviction and the amateur photographer's attitude towards visual reality.

Almost everything is worth depicting, everything is available; it is just that the audience naturally prefers the work of the well-known artist to that of the unknown amateur. 

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name, title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

A gallery about Warhol. 

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Marilyn Monroe | Original publicity still for the 1953 film Niagara

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Silkscreen printing as an Art Form

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