Action Picture 375 by Andy Warhol
Title: Action Picture Trial Proof 375
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Size: 36″ x 36″
Edition: Edition of 36. Portfolio of 4.
Andy Warhol created Action Picture in 1986 in association with his Cowboys and Indians portfolio. In this series, Warhol explores the myth of the American West and how its history is depicted in popular culture. This print features an image of Native Americans on horseback charging at the viewer with guns blazing. Warhol printed the men in pink and black and outlined them with red, yellow, and blue – colors often associated with western themes. The characters stand out against the solid brown background, and the colorful accents give the impression the characters are in action and moving quickly. Andy Warhol’s Action Picture is commentary on mass media and how popular characterizations of American Indians have affected the way we understand our history. This unique work is a trial proof edition, meaning that it is a one of kind color combination.