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Published by The Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996) at Columbia University.
Art & Design Study Collection
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
Andy Warhol, the most famous artist of the Pop Art movement, began his career as a commercial artist. When he turned to fine art, Warhol made popular culture and the commercial world the sources of his subject matter. Objects seen in everyday life, but seldom really noticed, now became the basis of serious art. Warhol also utilized commercial processes—especially screen printing—to create his art.
The images in the screen print of a cow’s head and a soup can were appropriated from earlier works by the artist. The black-on-black print was signed by Warhol on its reverse side.
This artwork is from a portfolio of original prints published in recognition of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996), a distinguished art historian who was very much appreciated by major contemporary artists of his day.
In 1974, a committee was formed to establish a Chair in Art History at Columbia University in Schapiro's honor. The portfolio, published in an edition of 100, was produced to raise funds to support the Chair. UND’s set of portfolio prints are numbered 71/100.