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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 77166
Mao, 1972

36 х 36 in. (91.44 x 91.44 cm.)
Signed, and numbered verso
Print/Casting Year 1972
Edition of 250 with 50 APs
Foundry/Publisher Castelli Graphics & Multiples, pub.; Styria Studio, prntr
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 13/50 A.P, dimensions are 36in x 36in (91.4cm x 91.4cm); II.96 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.
Mao by Andy Warhol
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