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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Works from the Douglas S. Cramer Collection
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Mao

Details
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Mao
signed, dedicated and dated twice 'To Bob Cocallo 74 Andy Warhol 74' (on the overlap)
synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas
12 x 10 in. (30.4 x 25.4 cm.)
Painted in 1973.
Provenance
Bob Colacello, New York
Alan Brown Gallery Ltd., Florida
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
N. Printz, ed., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings and Sculptures 1970-1974, vol. 3, New York, 2010, pp. 252 and 262, no. 2461 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; London, Hayward Gallery; Cologne, Museum Ludwig; Venice, Palazzo Grassi and Paris, Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, February 1989-September 1990, p. 337, no. 358 (illustrated).
New York, L&M Arts, Andy Warhol Mao, July-September 2006, n.p., no. 1 (illustrated).
Hong Kong, Christie's, Mao by Andy Warhol, May 2008, pp. 82-83 and 88, no. 15 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

"I've been reading so much about China. The only picture they ever have is of Mao Zedong. It's great. It looks like a silkscreen"
(A. Warhol, quoted in D. Bourdon, Warhol, New York, 1995, p. 317).

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