Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
36 × 36 in (91.4 × 91.4 cm)
Edition of 250
Andy Warhol is best known for helping to cultivate the pop art movement, giving it a grounding in celebrity and mass consumer culture throughout the 1960s and 70s.
The Shield is Andy Warhol’s painting was created in 1986, just a year before his death. The painting is part of Warhol’s feature of American history through the Cowboys and Indian theme. In this series, Warhol focused on representing important American images and icons in a bid to represent American history through art.