Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Sitting Bull (F.& S. IIIA.70), 1986
screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board
36 x 36 inches
45.25 x 45.25 inches (frame)
printer's chop mark lower left
verso: Andy Warhol Authentication Board stamp; The Estate of Andy Warhol stamp
As a fitting counterpoint to Warhol’s "General Custer", "Sitting Bull" originates from the artist’s "Cowboys & Indians" series from 1986. Although printed for the series, it was not published in the portfolio. "Sitting Bull" is Warhol’s homage to the leader of the Lakota, whose resistance against the violation of sovereignty by white settlers mounted an overwhelmingly successful defense at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. This battle for Native American territory is also known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” a reference to the colossal defeat suffered by the U.S. Army, led by Custer.
The full sheet appears to be in very good condition with vibrant colors and no evidence of damage or restoration. There are no folds and the corners are all crisp and sharp.
Private Collection, Dallas, Texas