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Vote McGovern

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2016,7038.1

  • Title (object)

    • Vote McGovern
  • Description

    Head and shoulders portrait of President Richard Nixon pictured with a bright green and blue face and pink jacket against an orange background. The words 'VOTE MCGOVERN' are printed below. 1972
    Colour screenprint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1972
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1067 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 1067 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in felt-tip pen (lower left) and blindstamp of Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (lower right). Verso: signed and numbered 33/250 in ballpoint pen, ink stamp '© copyright 1972 Andy Warhol'.
  • Curator's comments

    Warhol made this print at the time of the United States' presidential elections in 1972 as a fund-raiser for the Democratic candidate, Senator George McGovern. It was his first print for a political campaign. The image of Nixon, McGovern's Republican opponent, was taken from an official publicity photograph of President Nixon and his wife, which was published on the front cover of 'Newsweek' magazine on 27 January 1969. This was the only print that Warhol made with master printer Ken Tyler at the Gemini Print Workshop in Los Angeles. It was published in an edition of 250.

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  • Bibliography

    • Feldman & Schellmann 1997 II.84 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G30

  • Exhibition history

    2017 9 Mar-18 Jun, London, BM, G30, The American Dream

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2016

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased with funds given by the Vollard Group. Credit line: Presented by the Vollard Group.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2016,7038.1

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