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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 75604
Mao, 1972

Screenprint, screenprint in colors on Beckett High White paper
36 х 36 in. (91.44 x 91.44 cm.)
Signed, stamped, in ballpoint pen on the verso and stamp-numbered.
Edition 130 of 250
Foundry/Publisher Styria Studio, Inc., New York, printer/Castelli Graphics and Multiples, publisher
Lot description
Andy Warhol, "Mao" (1972) is a screenprint in colors on Beckett High White paper, signed in ballpoint pen on the verso and stamp-numbered 130 of 250, dimensions are 36 x 36 inches (91.40 x 91.40); II.91 F/S. This work is professionally framed and in mint condition.

Andy Warhol explored representations of the famous Communist leader Mao Zedong of China in similar fashion to his famous rendition of Marilyn Monroe five years earlier. Warhol was interested in comparing in the replication of the image as a commentary on the mass media invention of the Communist leader's image throughout China, as well as his "Little Red Book." Warhol's famous portraits of Mao have become extremely collectible, particularly to collectors in the Far East. This is one of the most desireable colors, sizes and years of Warhold's Mao prints, is inn excellent condition and is professionally framed.
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