The Mother of Us All.
Portfolio with complete text and set of 13 color lithographs, 1977. Each 457x356 mm; 18x14 inches, full margins. Each signed, dated and numbered 65/150 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Published by Amiel, New York. Very good impressions with vibrant colors. Sheehan 96-108.
Another favorite from tomorrow’s auction. Love the juxtaposition of Classical architecture & Pop Art!
Offset color lithograph, 1964. 584x435 mm; 23x17 1/8 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 162/300 in pencil, lower right. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. A very good impression. Corlett 3.
Great Warhol in tomorrow’s auction at Swann! Gotta love my job.
Color screenprint on Beckett High White paper, 1972. 914x914 mm; 36x36 inches, full margins. Signed in ball-point pen and blue ink and numbered 59/250 with the ink stamp, verso. Printed by Styria Studio, Inc., New York, with the ink stamp verso. Published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with vibrant, fresh colors.
Warhol created the 10 different color screenprint portraits of Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong (1893-1976) following Richard Nixon’s historic visit in China in 1972. He addressed the cult of personality surrounding China’s renowned Premier using his signature portrait style previously reserved for mass-produced consumer products and Hollywood film stars. Famously blending the propaganda utilized to render modern totalitarian rulers and the liveliness of American, western media, these garishly colored, graffiti-like portraits of Mao helped propel Warhol toward international Pop icon status. Feldman 90.
Always a favorite Warhol of mine. We had an excellent electric chair print at the Frances Lehman Loeb!
Color screenprint, 1971. 902x1219 mm; 35 1/2x48 inches, full margins. Signed and dated in ball-point pen and ink and numbered 111/250 with the ink stamp, verso. Printed by Silkprint Kettner, Zurich. Published by Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich. A very good impression with strong colors. Feldman 83.
Always a fan of Joself Albers. At auction tomorrow at Swann Galleries.
Interaction of Color.
Portfolio with complete text folder, bound text volume and 80 color screenprints, 1963. 330x255 mm; 12 7/8x9 3/8 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued.
English edition. Published by Yale University Press, New Haven. Original brown linen slipcase.
Rani Durgavati (1524-1564)
Rani Durgavati ruled the Gond Kingdom in central India as regent for her son from 1550 to 1564. In 1562, the Mughal General Asaf Khan attempted to annex Rani’s prosperous lands. Rani personally led her troops into battle and succeeded in defeating the Mughal invaders. Two years later, Rani attacked the Mughals with the hope of a permanent victory. Outnumber 20,000 to 50,000, Rani held her ground for two days before she decided to commit suicide rather than surrender. Her son was killed in battle and the Gond Kingdom fell to the Mughals.
Rani Durgavati Fort in Mandla is open to visitors. However, it is considered an unsafe place for women to visit. According to The Times of India, at least two gang rapes were reported at Rani Durgavati Fort in 2012.
I contributed a drawing to CoolChicksFromHistory - one of my favorite Tumblrs!