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Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Dec 20 2008-May 10 2009   /  Well known for his portrayal of celebrities and everyday consumer goods, later in his career Andy Warhol became engaged with the stories, myths and legends of the American West.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

Well known for his portrayal of celebrities and everyday consumer goods, later in his career Andy Warhol became engaged with the stories, myths and legends of the American West. As one of his last works in 1986, he created the portfolio Cowboys and Indians.

Warhol pays homage to America's popular version of Western history. He depicts American heroes of the West; General Custer, Teddy Roosevelt and Geronimo, and Western entertainers; Annie Oakley and John Wayne. His depictions of the Indian Head Nickel, Plains Indian Shield, Mother and Child, Kachina Dolls, and Northwest Coast Mask are examples of romanticized, stereotyped and exploited images of American Indians.

Exhibiting these very different icons together in one portfolio challenges and exposes the viewer's perception of cowboys and Indians surrounding America's West. A suite of 10 prints by Andy Warhol.