SIGNED SILK SCREEN – Cover sheet “Cowboys and Indians”

Cover sheet from the “Cowboys and Indians” portfolio. In this portfolio, Andy Warhol depicts the popular version of American Western history. Strategically placing icons such as General Custer, Annie Oakley and Geronimo together in one portfolio, these ten silkscreens by Andy Warhol are intended to challenge and expose the controversies surrounding America’s perception of cowboys and Indians.
Signed and also with the dedication of Andy Warhol
Screen print on Lenox Museum Board
Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
measurement sheet 91,5 x 91,5 cm
(lease) price on request

The Cowboys and Indians series is exemplary of how Andy Warhol utilized heavily embedded images derived from popular culture. Images like Northwest Coast Mask and Kachina Dolls, represent tokens of native culture, whereas figures like Geronimo, Annie Oakley and Mother and Child are based on characters in the Hollywood adaptation of our history, which do not truly represent the roles that these individuals historically played. 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.