Lot 71: ANDY WARHOL, (AMERICAN, 1928-1987), "MAO (WALLPAPER)"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
1974, printed in 1989, from the edition of unknown size (there was also a signed edition of 100 printed in 1979), published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York as a poster for the 1989 Warhol retrospective and with their stamps, also with the Estate of Andy Warhol copyright stamp. Color screenprint on wove paper.
sheet: 33 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (85.1 x 74.9cm)
[see Feldman & Schellmann, III.125a]
The sheet is currently rolled and its top and bottom edges curve inwards as a result. With pale time staining and the sheet slightly toned and with soft handling creases present. Wear along the edges and several creases at the bottom left corner and an approx 2 1/2 in. hard diagonal crease at the upper right corner. WIth attendant creasing along the top 9 inches of the right sheet edge. There is an approx 1/4 inch tear in this area of creasing and an approx 3 inch area of creasing at the center of the right vertical edge. Also some intermittent creasing along the bottom 5 inches of the left vertical edge. With a tack hole at the right vertical edge below the last E in the word ESTATE and a tack hole on the left vertical edge in the area below 1990. Some areas of faint rubbing in the purple face, for example, 2 approx 1 inch lines of faint rubbing in the figure's chin and approx 2 inch line of faint rubbing through the right area of his mouth, in his nostrils and multiple lines of faint rubbing in his forehead. No attendant ink loss in the previous described areas. With a hard crease approx 1 1/4 inch horizontally in the upper left margin in the area to the right of the word Andy. With two approx 1 inch vertical creases in the figure's chin and an approx 2 inch crease at his upper right forehead. Several other soft creases evident as well.
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