Andy Warhol, Teddy Roosevelt, from the Cowboys and Indians Series, 1986

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Teddy Roosevelt, from the Cowboys and Indians Series, 1986
Reference:FS IIB.386
Series:Cowboys and Indians Series, 1986
Medium:Color Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Image:36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)
Sheet:36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)
Framed:Approx. 44 13/16 in x 44 13/16 in (113.8 cm x 113.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in lower right. Each print is unique; published by Gaultney, Klineman Art, Inc., New York; printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 – New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6818

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Teddy Roosevelt, 1986 is a portrayal of a young Teddy Roosevelt wearing military uniform. His face is dark and reveals relatively little detail; his facial features are only delineated by pink contours that vaguely define his eyes, glasses, nose, mouth, and mustache. His uniform is also dark, creating the sense that he is more of a silhouette than a man.

Teddy Roosevelt is an All-American icon in multiple capacities; he is especially known for his role as a military leader and as the twenty-sixth president of the United States. Roosevelt also had a long history of animosity toward Native Americans; Andy Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt explores this history by juxtaposing him with Native American figures such as in Mother and Child and Geronimo in the Cowboys and Indians series. By portraying him in uniform, Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt reminds the viewer of his military affiliations and gives him an unapproachable, hostile appearance. Paired with his shadowy appearance, Andy Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt displays his questionable relationship with Native populations and places doubt into a common understanding of him as a hero.

Created in 1986, Andy Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt is a color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board and is hand signed in the lower right corner in pencil. It is a unique work of an edition of 250, published by Gaultney, Klineman Art Inc., New York and printed by Rupert Jason Smith, New York.

This screenprint is part of a portfolio of works Warhol created in 1986 titled Cowboys and Indians. Other works in the Cowboys and Indians Series include General CusterSitting BullKachina DollsGeronimoAnnie Oakley, War Bonnet Indian, Buffalo Nickel, Action Picture, Northwest Coast Mask, Plains Indians Shield, Mother and Child, Indian Head Nickel, and John Wayne.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol, Teddy Roosevelt, from the Cowboys and Indians Series, 1986 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. IIB.386.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Teddy Roosevelt, from the Cowboys and Indians Series, 1986 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.