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  • Mao FS II90 artwork by Andy Warhol - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

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 $105m auction record Sotheby's 2013 Andy Warhol screenprints are highly prized by art collectors all over the world.

About Artwork:

Mao 90 is a part of his notorious Mao series, that sparked up much controversy. Warhol presents Mao Zedong, the Former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, in a style reminiscent of his celebrity portraits. He fuses together the image of totalitarian propaganda and the colors found in his celebrity art to demonstrate the cult of personality surrounding the Chinese ruler. He uses bright colors and applies them in a makeup-like fashion as a form of personalization, a sharp contrast to Communist ideologies, which shunned individualism. This juxtaposition is taken further by the number of variations Warhol made of this image. Andy Warhol created the Mao series during the early 1970s when he was taking many commissions for celebrities. Celebrity portraits developed into a significant aspect of his career and a main source of income. Other series produced during this time are the Mick Jagger series, Muhammad Ali series and unpublished works of various celebrities such as Truman Capote. Signature: Signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.

Andy Warhol

Mao FS II90

  • 1972
  • 36 x 36 inches
  • Fine Art Category: prints
  • Medium: Screenprint on Beckett High white paper
  • Published: 1972
  • Origin: USA
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Gallery Certificate
  • Signed: Signed verso
  • No / Edition: Edition of 250
  • Comments:

    Andy Warhol Screenprint

    Edition of 250, signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.

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  • Price: $70,000.00 USD
  • Seller: Revolver Gallery, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 1143
  • Artplode Seller ID: 830

About Artist:

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 $105m auction record Sotheby's 2013 Andy Warhol screenprints are highly prized by art collectors all over the world.

About Artwork:

Mao 90 is a part of his notorious Mao series, that sparked up much controversy. Warhol presents Mao Zedong, the Former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, in a style reminiscent of his celebrity portraits. He fuses together the image of totalitarian propaganda and the colors found in his celebrity art to demonstrate the cult of personality surrounding the Chinese ruler. He uses bright colors and applies them in a makeup-like fashion as a form of personalization, a sharp contrast to Communist ideologies, which shunned individualism. This juxtaposition is taken further by the number of variations Warhol made of this image. Andy Warhol created the Mao series during the early 1970s when he was taking many commissions for celebrities. Celebrity portraits developed into a significant aspect of his career and a main source of income. Other series produced during this time are the Mick Jagger series, Muhammad Ali series and unpublished works of various celebrities such as Truman Capote. Signature: Signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.







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