'Howdy Doody' Unsigned Screenprint by Andy Warhol
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Andy Warhol Screenprint Howdy Doody Myths Unsigned Trial Proof 38 x 38
Unique trial proof, 1981, unsigned and unnumbered, outside the regular edition.
Reference: "Andy Warhol Prints", Feldman Shellmann Catalogue Raisonné, Myths
Suite, entry #II.260, page 118.
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with his blind stamp lower left corner.
Publisher: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York, with ink stamp verso.
D.C. Comics copyright notice ink stamp verso.
Howdy Doody was a popular freckle-faced marionette in the children’s television show Howdy Doody, which aired in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s and incorporated circus and Western frontier themes.
Howdy Doody is part of Warhol’s Myths portfolio, which also included characters such as Superman, Mickey Mouse, and Dracula.
Unlike many of his well-known works which were appropriated from the mass media, Warhol’s reproduction of Howdy Doody’s image is based on a photograph of the original Howdy Doody that Warhol took himself.
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