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Andy Warhol: Mammy (F. & S. II.262) - Signed Print

Mammy (F. & S. II.262)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol


This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 1981
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 97cm x W 97cm

Critical Review

The woman in Mammy (F. & S. II.262) is based on a known character, Mammy, that takes various archetypal features from women depicted in popular culture. The first appearance of Mammy was in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852). Mammy has become a largely mythologised character that plays an important role in American popular culture.

Mammy (F. & S. II.262) is part of Warhol’s Myths collection, a series of ten screen prints, all of which depict idols from the American entertainment industry. Many of the people and characters that Warhol choses as subjects for this collection are taken from 1950s television shows or old Hollywood films.

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