Wednesday, March 6, 2019


I have another photograph from my trip to the Whitney a week ago.  This is a very famous Warhol painting of Chairman Mao, done in 1972.  He constructed this in an interesting way - he put splotches of paint in random spots on a surface and then transferred them to this silkscreen of Mao, which is a copy of the painting of Mao created by a Chinese artist that served as the frontispiece for “Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung,” known as the “Little Red Book.”  I have no idea why this artwork is interesting, but the huge size of it makes quite an impression.

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