Happy Birthday to Andy Warhol, who turns 84 on this day in 1928. In celebration and tribute to one of the most important figure in the modern art era, here are some of his iconic artworks.
Andy Warhol - Untitled (Mao Tse-Tung series), 1972. Screenprint on paper
From the Tate Gallery, London:
`I’ve been reading so much about China,’ Warhol said. `The only picture they ever have is of Mao Zedong. It”s great. It looks like a silkscreen.` Warhol`s portraits of Chairman Mao coincided with President Nixon`s historic visit to Beijing. Like many of Warhol”s subjects, the Communist leader was a contemporary icon. The official portrait used by Warhol appeared everywhere in China, while American radicals also knew it from the cover of the `Little Red Book`, an anthology of Mao”s quotations.
Andy Warhol - Untitled (Electric Chairs Series), 1971. Screenprint on paper
Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgwick Interview.