Andy Warhol: Icon Inversion

 London Auction 5 October 2016

 

 

Available during our Evening Sale, '20 Pink Mao's' is part of Wahol's seminal Reversal series, which began the same year this piece was executed, 1979. The images serialized in this period are among the most iconic of the artist's prolific career. The use of the inverted image of Chairman Mao, in contrast to Warhol’s earlier depictions, functions as a eulogy rather than commentary on the storied leader.