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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 66242
Sitting Bull (Authenticated by Warhol Foundation), 1986

Screenprint, on Lenox Museum Board
36 х 36 in. (91.44 x 91.44 cm.)
Unsigned, Authenticated by the Warhol Foundation
Edition TP
Foundry/Publisher Printed by Rupert Jason Smith
Lot description
Warhol returns to portraiture in this homage to the hero of the Battle of Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull. "Sitting Bull," based on an archival photograph of the Sioux Chief, was originally conceived as part of the portfolio "Cowboys and Indians" (the first to combine images of people and objects), but was left out at the last minute and replaced with another subject. Beautiful impression, in mint condition, with authentication by the Warhol Foundation.


Andy Warhol (1928-1987), is widely credited as being on of the most significant artists of the 20th Century. After studying design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York in 1949 to pursue a career as a commercial artist. Though successful, Warhol wanted to be an independent painter and in the early 1960s began to create paintings based on advertisement imagery. He built his studio called "The Factory" and developed his signature style, which employed commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass-produced images on canvas. With his multiple images of soup cans, soda bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, Warhol revealed the beauty within mass culture and redefined the art world. Andy Warhol quickly came to define and embody the Pop Art movement.
Warhol died in 1987 due to complications following an operation; as per his final request, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established after his death.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, UK)
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