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Untitled (Mao), from the portfolio "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Accession Number
1976/2.132

Title
Untitled (Mao), from the portfolio "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"

Artist(s)
Andy Warhol

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
drawing, sequentially reproduced on a Xerox copier

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg

Subject 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 2017

Physical Description
A print of dashed lines and indefinite abstract shapes.

EC 2017

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Pop (fine arts styles)
The New York Collection for Stockholm
abstraction
icons (devotional images)
modern and contemporary art
photocopies

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