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This vibrantly colored blue and yellow poster depicts Andy Warhol's famed Cow image. The original wallpaper design was inspired by an American art dealer, Ivan Karp. Aiming for pastoral imagery as urged by Karp, Warhol produced a blazing bright colored portrait of a cow, far from romanticized pastoral forms found in genre painting. The artist welcomed the repetitive motif of a caricature-like image to the modern art space with blunt humor and cruel directness. Having exhibited Cow Wallpaper at the Leo Castelli Gallery, Warhol later covered the exterior of Stockholm’s Moderna Museet with the Cow image in 1968. The present poster promotes an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s printed works in Munich, Germany.
Published by Kroll Siebdruck, Munich
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Frame: 46 x 29 in (116.84 x 73.66 cm)
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Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola) (American, 1928-1987) was a leading figure in the Pop art movement. He is particularly known for the breadth of his oeuvre, as it encompassed painting, hand drawing, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music. Fascinated with celebrity culture and status, his silkscreens of pop icons and mundane objects, were particularly successful and cemented his place as a “celebrity” artist. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.