Art encounter is pleased to present one of Andy Warhol’s most sought after works of art, John Wayne, from the 1986 Cowboys and Indians suite.
The last group of works completed before his untimely death, this iconic image of one of America’s larger than life endearing idols has become the most desirable work in the series.
The image of Wayne was taken from a 1962 publicity photograph from the film, ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’.
An unknown number of John Wayne prints were recalled by The Factory where they removed the edition number and re-colored his scarf or pistol using subtle unique color variations. This was required by the threat of a lawsuit from the John Wayne Foundation. These special re-colored original screen-prints are marked ‘Unique‘
This screen-print in colors has been printed on Lenox Museum Board, 1986, Signed and inscribed ‘Unique’ in pencil and published by Gaultney-Klineman Art, Inc, New York, with their ink stamp on the reverse.
This work has been framed and preserved using all conservation materials and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.