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    Sale 1990

    Prints And Multiples

    29 - 30 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 570

    ANDY WARHOL

    Cowboys and Indians (F. & S. 377-86)

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    ANDY WARHOL
    Cowboys and Indians (F. & S. 377-86)
    the complete set of ten screenprints in colors, 1986, on Lenox Museum Board, each signed in pencil, numbered 167/250 except (F. & S. 377) which is annotated 'UNIQUE' over an erased number (there were also 10 in Roman numerals plus 50 artist's proofs for each), published by Gaultney, Klineman Art, Inc., New York, the full sheets, each in excellent condition, each framed
    each S. 36 x 36 in. (914 x 914 mm.) (10)


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    John Wayne is frequently annotated 'UNIQUE' (as in the present lot) due to a complication with copyright law that Warhol encountered after using the legendary Western film star's image. The prints had already been produced and numbered (and a few sets sold), so in order to sell the remainder of the edition, the numbering was erased and replaced with this annotation. Each remaining impression was also rescreened to be slightly different than the others.


    Including: John Wayne; Annie Oakley; General Custer; Northwest Coast Mask; Kachina Dolls; Plains Indian Shield; Mother and Child; Geronimo; Indian Head Nickel; and Teddy Roosevelt

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION