Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians Series Shines a Light on American Western Legends

What could be more American than Cowboys and Indians? Andy Warhol surely knew this and created his Cowboys and Indians series, which includes famous (and infamous) figures and symbols from the Great American West including Geronimo, John Wayne, Mother and Child, Teddy Roosevelt and the Northwest Coast Mask. Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians portfolio was created […]

Cow Complete Portfolio

The inspiration for Andy Warhol’s Cow complete portfolio came from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once said to Warhol, “Why don’t you paint some cows, they’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.” Gerard Malanga, one of Warhol’s printers and collaborators, was the […]

Cowboys and Indians Complete Portfolio

Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians complete portfolio was printed in 1986 by Rupert Jasen Smith in New York. In this portfolio, Warhol presents themes of American exceptionalism and the romanticism of the country’s history, specifically the idea of the American West. Warhol interspersed recognizable portraits of well-known American “heroes”–John Wayne, Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt, and […]

San Antonio Current: Briscoe Museum Displays Andy Warhol’s Ironic “Cowboys and Indians” Collection

Beyond the iconic Campbell’s soup cans, Brillo boxes and portraits of the rich and famous, pop pioneer Andy Warhol created numerous portfolios meant to stand on their own — including the drag and trans portraits “Ladies and Gentlemen,” the controversial “Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century” (which The Philadelphia Inquirer pegged as “Jewploitation”) and […]

Cow 11A (Rare)

The inspiration for this Cow from 1971 and the rest of the Cow series came from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once told Warhol, “Why don’t you paint some cows, they’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.” Gerard Malanga, Warhol’s printer, was the […]

Cow 11A (Signed)

The inspiration for Warhol’s Cow 11A (Signed) and the rest of the Cow series came from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once told Warhol, “Why don’t you paint some cows? They’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.” (POPism: The Warhol Sixties, p. 22) Gerard Malanga, […]

Cow 11A

The inspiration for Warhol’s Cow 11A and the rest of the Cow series came from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once told Warhol, “Why don’t you paint some cows? They’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.” (POPism: “The Warhol Sixties,” p. 22) Gerard Malanga, Warhol’s […]

Cow 11

The inspiration for Cow 11 by Andy Warhol and the rest of the Cow series came from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once told Warhol, “Why don’t you paint some cows, they’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.”(POPism: “The Warhol Sixties,” 22) Gerard Malanga, […]

Purple Cows 17A

Purple Cows 17A by Andy Warhol features twenty stamped purple cows on a sheet that is smaller than a piece of printer paper. Purple Cows was part of a group bound portfolio entitled Stamped Indelibly. The other artists that were featured in the Stamped Indelibly portfolio were Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Red Grooms, Robert Indiana, […]

Cow 12

The inspiration for Warhol’s Cow 12 and the rest of the Cow portfolio stems from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once told Warhol “Why don’t you paint some cows? They’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.” (POPism: “The Warhol Sixties,” 22). Gerard Malanga, one […]

Cow 12A

The inspiration for Warhol’s Cow 12A and the rest of the Cow series stems from Ivan Karp, an instrumental art dealer in the 1960s. Karp once told Warhol, “Why don’t you paint some cows? They’re so wonderfully pastoral and such a durable image in the history of the arts.” (POPism: “The Warhol Sixties,” p. 22) Gerard Malanga, Warhol’s […]

Golda Meir 233 (Trial Proof)

Represented in Golda Meir 233, Golda Meir was an Israeli politician who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. She was Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to hold such an office. Meir was born in present day Ukraine. Her father moved to the United States in search of a job and found one […]

Andy Warhol Complete Portfolios

In the early 1960s, Andy Warhol was a successful and established commercial illustrator. Creating works based on popular imagery, Warhol had his first show of pop paintings in the Bonwit Teller department store display window in New York, and he was linked to other prominent artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud and James Rosenquist. […]

Moonwalk Complete Portfolio

The Moonwalk complete portfolio by Andy Warhol was printed in 1987 by Rupert Jasen Smith in New York. The series depicts Neil Armstrong’s famous photograph of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. walking on the moon for the first time in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. The Moonwalk suite demonstrates both Warhol’s artistic talent and his […]

Andy’s Ark: Warhol’s Endangered Species

October 2018 | Aurora Garrison Warhol, ever the animal-lover, was asked to illustrate the dire straits of nearly extinct animals around the world. Get ready to enter Andy’s ark. Andy Warhol was a closet conservationist. His advocacy for the preservation of open spaces, natural resources and endangered species is little known. Yet, upon closer inspection, […]

Facts

Cows Ivan Karp was an Instrumental art dealer in the 1960’s who gave Warhol the initial idea to create the Cows series. The original image of the cow was chosen by Gerald Malanga, Warhol’s printer. It was the finished product that made the image so intriguing , nonetheless the subject. Was used as Wallpaper for […]

Andy Warhol Exhibition Debuts in Beijing

Ryan Pham, August 31, 2016 Photo: Installation view of Andy Warhol, Screen Tests [Jane Holzer, Susan Sontag, Ann Buchanan] at M WOODS, 2016 “Andy Warhol: Contact” Exhibition Debuts at M WOODS M WOODS, a not-for-profit art museum located in Beijing’s 798 Art district, debuted Andy Warhol: Contact, an exhibition of groundbreaking film, photography, and interactive […]

John Wayne 377 (Unique)

John Wayne 377 (Unique) by Andy Warhol represents the macho leading man in Hollywood’s prime. He was a fixture in westerns and war movies alike and was considered an all-American hero. The source image is a publicity photo from the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). In this image, the celebrity status of John Wayne […]

Action Picture 375 (Trial Proof)

Action Picture 375 (Trial Proof) by Andy Warhol belongs to the Cowboys and Indians series. The series features many images of Native Americans in their traditional attire as well as traditional American cowboy heroes. In this print, Warhol has juxtaposed a cowboy, who is on his horse shooting a gun in the center of the […]

The Warhol Foundation Grant Funds a Native American Exhibition

In 1986 Andy Warhol debuted Cowboys and Indians, a series of prints showcasing Native American imagery as well as notable Native American characters and historical figures alongside well-known, romanticized “American Heroes”. In Warhol’s ahistorical depiction of the American West, Apache Native, Geronimo, coexists with Rough Rider, Teddy Roosevelt. Thirty years after Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians […]

Canada’s Largest Warhol Show Gets an Update

Revolver Gallery’s Andy Warhol Revisited presents part II of its exhibition with 30 additional pieces. The new works include Andy Warhol’s well-known Campbell’s soup cans series, Cowboys and Indians series, as well as portraits of socialites, royalty, and influential individuals including Vladimir Lenin, Mick Jagger, Muhammad Ali, and Jane Fonda. Owner of Revolver Gallery, Ron […]

Teddy Roosevelt 386 (Trial Proof)

Andy Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt 386 (Trial Proof), created in 1986, depicts a young Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in his Rough Rider uniform from a photograph taken in 1898. This iconic print is a part of Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series. Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most beloved presidents of the United States as a […]

Revolver Gallery Presents Andy Warhol: High Noon, A Beverly Hills Exhibition

ANDY WARHOL: HIGH NOON A BEVERLY HILLS EXHIBITION On view September 8 – November 8, 2015 REVOLVER GALLERY TO SHOWCASE ITS NEWEST ANDY WARHOL ACQUISITION This September, Revolver Gallery continues its international exhibition schedule in Beverly Hills with High Noon, a showcase of a full suite of Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians in its entirety for […]

Director of Revolver Gallery Educates Torontonians On Andy Warhol Revisited

Los-Angeles based Revolver Gallery, founded in 2012 by Canadian native and entrepreneur Ron Rivlin, has invited collectors, curators, gallerists, and art enthusiasts alike to experience theAndy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today exhibit to the city of Toronto. “Being a native of Toronto, the city holds a very special place in my heart. It is an important part […]

Buffalo Nickel 374

Buffalo Nickel 374 by Andy Warhol is a screenprint of a five-cent copper coin that was struck and circulated by the US Mint from 1913 to 1938. The image was designed by the sculptor James Earle Fraser who chose two different images to depict. He chose a Native American and, in this case, a wild bison. […]

Revolver Inventory ’60s

Revolver Inventory: Andy Warhol 1960s In the early 1960s, Andy Warhol was a successful and established commercial illustrator. Creating works based on popular imagery, Warhol had his first show of pop paintings in the Bonwit Teller department store display window in New York, and he was linked to other prominent artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, […]

Revolver Inventory ’70s

Revolver Inventory: Andy Warhol 1970s In the 1970s, Andy Warhol embodied more of a business role by designing commissioned magazine covers and appearing in national advertising campaigns. He expanded his brand by exhibiting his work on a global level, an example is his Rain Machine installation that was installed at Expo ‘70, the world’s fair […]

Revolver Inventory ’80s

Revolver Inventory: Andy Warhol 1980s In the 1980s, Andy Warhol aligned himself with up and coming artists of the New York scene such as Keith Haring, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and other Neo-Expressionists. Warhol also mingled with members of the Transavantgarde movement in Europe, including Francesco Clemente and Enzo Cucchi. His most recognizable collaboration was […]

Sitting Bull 376

Sitting Bull 376 is part of Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series. The print is based on an archival photo of the Sioux Chief. His stoic pose and placid facial expression makes it seem that he is posing for a photograph, rather than an image of him in action hunting or in combat. The vivid coloring […]

War Bonnet Indian 373

In 1986, the year before his death, Andy Warhol continued his appropriation of classic American icons and images with his “Cowboys and Indians” series, a portfolio of ten graphic screenprints representing traditional figures and figureheads of the American West. War Bonnet Indian 373 depicts customary Native American headdress with traditional coloring, buttressed by Warhol’s trademark […]

Action Picture 375

Action Picture 375 by Andy Warhol is a screenprint from his Cowboys and Indians portfolio. In this portfolio, Warhol explores the Old West as an All-American collective history. Warhol’s work creates a commentary on mass-media and the way in which contrived imagery can affect how we understand our history. Images in this series are based on […]

Golda Meir 233

Represented in Golda Meir 233, Golda Meir was an Israeli politician who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. She was Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to hold such an office. Meir was born in present day Ukraine. Her father moved to the United States in search of a job and found one […]

Plains Indian Shield 382

Plains Indian Shield 382 by Andy Warhol was created in 1986, the year before his death. During this time, Warhol continued his appropriation of classic American icons and images with his Cowboys and Indians series, a portfolio of ten graphic screenprints representing traditional figures and figureheads of the American West. Plains Indian Shield 282 depicts a version […]

Kachina Dolls 381

Kachina Dolls 381 by Andy Warhol is a screenprint from his Cowboys and Indians series. In this series, Warhol explores the Old West as an All-American collective history. Pursuing his fascination with the dichotomy between appearance and reality, Warhol’s work is a commentary on mass media and the way in which contrived imagery can affect […]

Indian Head Nickel 385

Indian Head Nickel 385 depicts the famous and rare five cent coin with the image of a Native American on one side and a buffalo on the other. The Taft administration commissioned James Earl Fraser, as sculptor who had done many portraits of Native Americans, to design the coin. The coin does not represent any […]

Geronimo 384

Geronimo 384 is a screenprint from the Cowboys and Indians series. In this series, Warhol explores the Old West as an All-American collective history. Geronimo 384 depicts the prominent Native American leader of the Apache tribe and medicine man of the same name. He was highly regarded in the community but was largely taken advantage […]

General Custer 379

General Custer 379 is a portrait of General George Armstrong Custer, who was commander during the American Civil War, the American Indian Wars and known for his role in the Battle of Bull Run. Custer is a controversial subject, as he fought for the confederacy and was a large part of the destruction of Native […]

Annie Oakley 378

Annie Oakley 378 features an American sharpshooter of the “wild west,” Annie Oakley. Her exceptional talent led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show (1885) and allowed her to become an American female superstar. She won numerous medals for her marksmanship, performed for royalty, and remains a legendary figure of the American West. Warhol’s […]

Northwest Coast Mask 380

Northwest Coast Mask 380 is a screenprint from the series Cowboys and Indians. In this series, Warhol explores the Old West as an All-American collective history. Pursuing his fascination with the dichotomy between appearance and reality, Warhol’s work is a commentary on mass media and the way in which contrived imagery can affect how a […]

Teddy Roosevelt 386

Andy Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt 386 is a screenprint depicting a young Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in his Rough Rider uniform from a photograph taken in 1898. This iconic print is a part of Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series. Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most beloved presidents of the United States as a leader, a member […]

Mother and Child 383

Mother and Child 383 by Andy Warhol is a screenprint from his Cowboys and Indians series. In this series, Warhol explores the Old West as an All-American collective history. Pursuing his fascination with the dichotomy between appearance and reality, Warhol’s work is a commentary on mass media and the way in which contrived imagery can […]

John Wayne 377

John Wayne 377 by Andy Warhol presents the macho leading man in Hollywood’s prime. He was fixture in western and war movies alike and was considered an all-American hero. The source image is a publicity photo from the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). In this image, the celebrity status of John Wayne completely […]

Andy Warhol 1970s

Compared to the hustle and bustle of the wild days of the Factory during the 1960s, the 1970s were a much quieter decade for Andy Warhol. Much of this could be contributed to Warhol’s near-death experience in which a radical feminist shot him in 1968. In the 1970s, Andy Warhol focused less on growing his social […]