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Andy Warhol - Mao


Screenprint on wallpaper, 1989/90, Printed right: THE ESTATE AND FOUNDATION OF ANDY WARHOL. Printed left: ANDY WARHOL: A RETROSPECTIVE : THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 1989/90

Note: Portraying a sketched version of Chairman Mao Zedong, this print by Andy Warhol explores representations of the iconic Chinese leader. By turning visual propaganda on its head, Warhol’s Mao is rendered with a humorous and playful quality, heightened by a large purple oval. The print was originally conceived for Warhol’s exhibition at the Musée Galliera, Paris, in 1974, and was reprinted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for a posthumous retrospective of the artist in 1989/90. This piece is a screenprint in colours on wallpaper, unsigned.

Published by: The Andy Warhol Estate & Foundation

Edition: Of unknown size.

Size: 98 x 75.5 cms