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all 10 screenprints from andy warhol's cowboys and Indians complete portfolio
Andy Warhol Cowboys and Indians complete series hanging on the wall
Grid display of Cowboys and Indians by Andy Warhol hanging on the wall at an exhibition.
Size comparison image for the cowboys and indians complete portfolio showing the relative size each print in relation to Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgewick silhouettes. Each print is 36 inches by 36 inches.

Cowboys and Indians Complete Portfolio

Catalogue Title: Cowboys and Indians Complete Portfolio (FS II.377-386)

Year: 1986

Size: 36″ x 36″ Each

Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board

Edition: Portfolio of 10


Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians complete portfolio explores our imagination of the American West. I was printed in 1986 by Rupert Jasen Smith in New York. In this series, Warhol presents themes of American exceptionalism and the romanticism of the country’s history. The complete series is included in Warhol’s top 10 most valuable portfolios of all time.

Warhol interspersed recognizable portraits of well-known American “heroes”–John Wayne, Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt, and General George Custer–with less familiar Native American images and motifs to present a commentary on the American mythology of the historic West. Rather than portraying Native Americans within their historical landscape or Cowboys in their veritable forms, Warhol chose to portray a popular, romanticized version of the American West. The West that he chose to represent is familiar to everyone and can be seen in novels, films, TV series. Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians suite serves as an ahistorical representation that mirrors a popular interpretation of the past. Warhol addresses similar themes of American exceptionalism and romanticism in his other works, such as his Ads and Myths portfolios.

Included in this portfolio are FS II.373-386: John Wayne, Annie Oakley, General Custer, Northwest Coast Mask, Kachina Dolls, Indian Shield, Mother and Child, Geronimo, Indian Head Nickel and Teddy Roosevelt.

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