Artist: Andy Warhol
Title: Vote McGovern
Medium: Screenprint on Arches 88 Paper
Size: 42 X 42″ in
Signed and Numbered in ball-point pen on verso.
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. He is widely remembered for his vibrant portraits of Marilyn Monroe, his iconic Campbell’s Soup Can paintings, and the notorious parties he hosted at Studio 54, attended by socialites and celebrities including Bianca Jagger and Edie Sedgwick.
Vote McGovern is another of Andy Warhol’s screenprints created in 1972. It is a 42″ by 42″ artwork created from an Arches 88 Paper. Unlike many others of his artwork, this is rather interesting since it is political, and aimed at achieving a certain political goal. The painting was created for the 1972 presidential campaign for George McGovern. The artwork is a representation of Warhol’s perspective of McGovern’s political career, and specifically the 1972 presidential campaign. In this artwork, rather than portraying McGovern, Warhol decided to represent the opponent in a negative light. Warhol’s demonic portrait of Richard Nixon gives the audience Warhol’s position concerning this candidate. It is clear that he is not in favor of his candidature, and the fact that he represents him in such light means that he is not ready to vote him in, and it is a sign of warning to other Americans. This is another representation of Warhol’s fascination with politics and the political world.
Why is this an interesting piece, and a good investment to make?
If one is enthusiastic about American politics, and how they evolved over time, then Vote McGovern is a good investment. It is not just a screenprint, but a historical piece, which gives a feel of how American politics were during the early years. It is also a piece that brings to question the political standings of McGovern, and thus triggering one to look more into American history.
Another reason why to this day, Warhol remains one of the most influential and controversial artists of all time, and his original pieces remain to be sought after by collectors around the world. Explore the Andy Warhol artwork we have for sale at ArtLife.