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Andy Warhol
Howdy Doody TP (FS II.263)

1981

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Title: Howdy Doody Trial Proof IIB.263 Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board with Diamond Dust Size: 38” x 38” Edition: Edition of 30 TP, signed and numbered in pencil. Andy Warhol created Howdy Doody in 1981 for his Myths portfolio. Myths consists of 10 images of recognizable characters from American popular culture. Most of the images are taken from television or old Hollywood movies, however this screenprint is based on a photograph of Howdy Doody taken by Warhol himself. Andy Warhol’s Howdy Doody features the character waving to the viewer, wearing vibrant colors and decorated with diamond dust. Other characters in the series include Dracula, Santa Claus, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam. Warhol chose each character to represent a different facet of his personality. Andy covered the print in diamond dust, a gift he received from a friend at The Factory and then incorporated into his art. Myths exemplifies the pop artist’s infallible sense for the powerful themes in American popular culture. This print of Howdy Doody by Andy Warhol is a trial proof edition, indicating this it is a unique color scheme outside of the regular edition of prints.

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  • Creator
    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987, American)
  • Creation Year
    1981
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Gallery Location
    West Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: II.2631stDibs: G13122126346

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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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