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Signed Print Edition of 200
H 97cm x W 97cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Superman (F. & S. II.260) is a signed screen print on Lenox Museum board with diamond dust made by the acclaimed artist Andy Warhol in 1981. The print comes in an edition size of 200 and shows the popular comic book hero, Superman. The print captures the essence of Warhol’s style as Superman is rendered in bright colours with bold gestural lines being used to add detail to the print. Warhol takes the conventional image of Superman wearing a blue suit and red cape, however the artist duplicates the figure and superimposes another version of Superman, using a lighter outline of the same image, to give the impression that Superman is being captured in mid-flight.
Superman (F. & S. II.260) is part of Warhol’s Myths collection which includes ten screen prints, all of which depict icons and idols from American popular culture. Superman first appeared in American comic books published by DC Comics in 1938. The comic books were tremendously popular and have been adapted to a number of other media including novels, films and television shows.
Superman has come to be an internationally recognised symbol of goodness, heroism and strength. In the Myths collection Warhol contrasts mythological embodiments of good, such as Superman, with figures that represent evil, like the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, as seen in The Witch (F. & S. II.261).