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WARHOL, Andy

General Custer

Stock Code
100007
1986
£45,000

From the series Cowboys and Indians.
Warhol interspersed recognizable portraits of well-known American heroes–John Wayne, Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt, and General George Custer–with less familiar Native American images and motifs in his ironic commentary on Americans' collective mythologizing of the historic West. Rather than portraying Native Americans within their historical landscape, or Cowboys in their veritable forms, Warhol chose to portray a popular, romanticized version of the American West. The West that he chose to represent is familiar to everyone and can be seen in novels, films, TV series. Warhol's Cowboys and Indians Suite is an ahistorical representation that mirrors a popular interpretation of the American West. Andy Warhol created the Cowboys and Indians series during the mid-1980s, arguably his most prolific period. During this time, Warhol was forming bonds with a number of younger artists in the New York art scene including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and David Salle. Warhol

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Screenprint in colours on light cardboard, 1986, one of 50 Artist's Proofs from a total edition of 250, signed lower left, with the artist's copyright inkstamps on the reverse, published by Gaultney-Klineman Art, New York, printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with the blind stamp lower right, 91.5 x 91.5 cm.

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Feldman & Schellman II.379

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