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Warhol created the Ads portfolio based on popular advertising campaigns and logos in Contemporary American culture. These Ads were not simply a means to sell products, but had become an integral part of American life. Warhol included the Paramount, Apple and Mobilgas logos, as well as advertisements that featured well known celebrities, such as Judy Garland in Blackglama fur, and Ronald Reagan for Van Heusen apparel.

"The New Spirit (Donald Duck)" was the title of a World War II propaganda film Walt Disney studios created using the popular Donald Duck character to create mass appeal. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary feature in 1943. Warhol created this iconic print 40 years later, demonstrating the impact the use of mass media for government gain, an entirely different type of advertising, had on Warhol.

This impression of the work is a unique piece. No other versions of this print in these colors exist.

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Catalogue Raisonné: II.357, Feldman/Schellmann
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Verso, Other area
Notes: Minor solvent rub on verso. Affects slight raise on recto. Please see photos.
Degree: Minor

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.

  • Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, Los Angeles Private Collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 38.1 x 38.1 x 1 in. (96.77 x 96.77 x 2.54 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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