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Andy Warhol: Icon Inversion

'20 Pink Mao's' is part of Wahol's seminal reversal series, which began the same year this piece was executed, in 1979. The images that were serialized in this period were among the most iconic of the artist's prolific career. The use of the inverted image of Chairman Mao in contrast to earlier depictions of the Communist revolutionary functions as a eulogy, rather than a provocation or commentary on the storied former leader.

Tags: 20th Century Art , Contemporary Art , Andy Warhol

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