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Andy Warhol Race Riot Screenprint

 
Andy Warhol Birmingham Race Riot
 


Andy Warhol

Birmingham Race Riot (F&S II. 3), 1964
Screenprint on paper
From the portfolio X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters)
20 x 24 inches
Edition of 500
Unsigned and Unnumbered as published
Bears Printer's chop mark lower right
Unframed
A Pristine impression, never framed, hinged or matted.
Printed by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut
Publisher Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

Literature
Frayda Feldman and Jorg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne: 1962-1987, Fourth Edition, D.A.P., New York, 2003, Catalogue Reference F&S II. 3, another impression reproduced page 59 in color.

Museum Collections
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Art Insitute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Birmingham Race Riot Andy Warhol's first Screenprint


To create the now famous Birmingham Race Riot Screenprint, Andy Warhol appropriated a photograph from Life Magazine of the May 12, 1963 Civil Rights riots in Alambama. Up until this point, other than a few trial proofs and an earlier print, Warhol had yet to publish an edition of prints using the Screenprinting technique.

With the publication of Birmingham Race Riot, Warhol was able to collaborate with Norman Ives and Sewell Sillman, two reputable printmakers. In addition, the experience of creating the Birmninghma Race Riot Screenprint was a forerunner to what would eventually become the established Printmaking pracitice for several decades up until the Artist's death in 1987.