Anniversary Donald Duck (F. & S. II.360)

Anniversary Donald Duck (F. & S. II.360)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1985
Signed Print Edition of 30
H 78cm x W 109cm

Critical Review

Anniversary Donald Duck (F. & S. II.360) was produced late in Warhol’s artistic career and the print was made two years before the artist’s death in 1987. The print is part of Warhol’s Ads collection which the artist created in order to comment on the impact of mass media in capitalist America.

The image of Donald Duck which Warhol uses for this print originated from a short film made by Walt Disney Productions, The New Spirit, which was a propaganda film that encouraged American citizens to pay their income tax. Anniversary Donald Duck (F. & S. II.360) is a political print in which Warhol comments on the spread of Capitalism in post-war America and the way political ideology was propagated through the media.