Lot Details

This work was part of a set of working proofs, aside from the numbered edition of 250, with the publisher's inkstamp on verso.
In 1986, the year before his death, Andy Warhol continued his appropriation of classic American icons and images with his "Cowboys and Indians" series, a portfolio of ten graphic screenprints representing traditional figures and figureheads of the American West. Here, Warhol intersperses recognizable portraits of well-known American "heroes"-- Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, General George Custer, and John Wayne, seen here--with less familiar Native American images and motifs in his ironic commentary on Americans' collective mythologizing of the historic West. These works possess many of Warhol's stylistic hallmarks, such as his characteristic linear reiteration and his use of famous images resonant in the collective American consciousness.

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Catalogue Raisonné: II.377, Feldman & Schellmann
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
pin-holes at the sheet corners, a few nicks and handling creases at the lower sheet edge, breaking through the ink surface slightly. The verso with pale scattered foxing

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Acquired from the sale below Sale: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, May 2, 2013 [Lot 368] Prints
  • Pickup Location: DC, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 35.9 x 35.9 in. (91.19 x 91.19 cm.)
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