Sotheby's: Andy Warhol and Chairman Mao #HongKong

“If Warhol can be regarded as an artist of strategy, his choice of Mao as a subject - as the ultimate star - was brilliant. The image of Mao taken from the portrait photograph reproduced in the Chairman's so-called Little Red Book, is probably the one recognised by more of the earth's population than any other - a ready-made icon representing absolute political and cultural power. In Warhol's hands, this image could be considered ominously and universally threatening, or a parody or both".

(Sotheby's) 

(Modern and Contemporary Art - 2 April 2017, Hong Kong)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Culture