Title: Superman (FS II.260)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 200, 30 AP, 5 PP, 5 EP, singed and numbered in pencil. There are 30 TP signed and numbered in pencil lower left, except Dracula and The Shadow. All regular edition prints have diamond dust, except Dracula; most TP have diamond dust. Portfolio of 10.
Warhol Superman 260
An iconic figure that many are familiar with, Superman is a character that originates from comic books and has been a hero to many for decades. The traditional image of Superman in his blue and red cape is juxtaposed with a lighter outline of the same image, suggesting we have captured him in the middle of his ascension.
Warhol Superman 260 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
Andy Warhol Superman 260 is a part of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that exemplify Warhol’s unerring sense for the powerful motifs of his time. Most of images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films. They portray the universal view of America’s once captivating and commanding past. Other pieces included in the series are characters loved by children such as Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody, and Santa Claus, as well as fictional figures like Dracula, The Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam. While each of these characters has a strong, sometimes unpleasant persona, they are distinctly separated from reality. It has been said that Warhol considered each of these characters to be facets of his personality.