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Andy Warhol’s “Mother and Child” at Imitate Modern

Andy Warhol - Mother and Child, Imitate Modern Gallery

Imitate Modern proudly presents ‘Mother and Child’ by Andy Warhol, one of the ten prints that make up the 1986 ‘Cowboys and Indians’ series. Warhol captures the ‘New World’ zeitgeist both past and present, in which he illuminates a subject America would rather keep in the past. 

Using documentary photographs he brings to life a psychedelic view of the great American people of the past. Choosing no favourites and declaring no victors he elevates each of the Wild West’s well known heroes and not so notorious natives to an even playing field and adorning them all with equal care. Images in the series include John Wayne in a stetson and the great Lakota Sioux Chieftain Sitting Bull alongside native craft pieces. 

Warhol’s approach often blurred the lines between what it meant to be an artist and a commercial entity. His most notorious pieces being photographic serigraphs, characterised by their strange post psychedelia silk-screened colours, hand-drawn outlines and mass media images which brought an inescapable familiarity. 

Staying true to his style till his untimely passing in 1987 ‘Mother and Child’ was one of the ten piece silk screen portfolio which was his last major body of work. We present ‘Mother and Child’ number 97 out of 250, screen print on Lenox Museum Board, signed and numbered by Warhol, at our gallery at 19 Shepherd Market, Mayfair until the end of January. 

Email for more information and other available works by Andy Warhol. 


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