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Andy Warhol
Mao Tse-Tung - Vintage Offset and Silkscreen Hand-Signed by Andy Warhol - 1972

1972

$7,576.20

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Mao Tse-Tung is an original colored offset and silkscreen realized in 1972 by the Pop artist Andy Warhol. Hand-signed with pen-marker by the artist. Includes a frame: 41.7 x 3.5 x 41.7 cm. Reference: Feldman and Schellmann II 93. The artwork belongs to one of the series of silk-screens that he made on the subject of fame. Andy Warhol began in the early 1960s with his many portraits of Marilyn Monroe. In 1973, Andy Warhol decided to dedicate one of his screenprints to the Chinese dictator: starting from an image taken from Mao's own famous Red Booklet, Warhol developed a series of colored screenprints. Despite the repetition, each work becomes an autonomous entity, thanks to the use of colors so different from each other that alter the character's face and expression, charging it each time with a different emotionality. Warhol's intent was to criticize, acting the opposite, the lack of creativity that seemed to emerge from the Chinese society of the time. Using the face of the Chinese leader in this way, Warhol takes away its semantic value and reduces it to a simple decoration.

Details

  • Creator
    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987, American)
  • Creation Year
    1972
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.89 in. (17.5 cm)Width: 6.89 in. (17.5 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: T-1240911stDibs: LU65038835162

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About the Artist

Andy Warhol

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, Warhol expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The 1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.Find a collection of original Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.
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