Untitled (Mao), from the portfolio "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"Artist(s)Andy WarholArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1973Medium & Supportdrawing, sequentially reproduced on a Xerox copierDimensions
11 in x 8 1/2 in (27.9 cm x 21.6 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49 cm x 36.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. Robert RauschenbergSubject matter
This print is part of a portfolio made in collaboration with Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) and Moderna Museet as a fundraising effort for artists. Andy Warhol, the face of the pop art movement, was known for his repetitious use of icons like Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor etc. This print was created through sequential xeroxing. Warhol took his initial drawing of Mao and photocopied it, and then each successive printing he xeroxed the last print he had completed. Thus each sucessive print diverges farther and farther from the original drawing Warhol made. This print is hardly recognizable, the only remnant that is visible is Mao's collar. The process of creation is more visible than the actual product.
EC 2017Physical Description
A print of dashed lines and indefinite abstract shapes.
EC 2017Primary Object ClassificationMixed MediaCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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Pop (fine arts styles)
The New York Collection for Stockholm
icons (devotional images)
modern and contemporary art