No Edition, Unique. Original sketch used to create the screens for the Annie Oakley screenprints.
Warhol's series Cowboys and Indians (1986). Though not as well known as his other work, these prints are significant in their illumination of America's collective mythicizing of the West.
Warhol reworks a photo of America's foremost markswoman wearing the many medals which her expertise earned. The artist reddens the figure's lips and stains her hair blue-violet but retains the clarity of her gaze directed steadily toward the left. Billed as "Miss Annie Oakley, the Peerless Lady Wing-Shot," Phebe Anne Oakley Moses (1860-1926) toured the country in "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show. As part of her act, she aimed at a dime tossed into the air and at the thin edge of a playing card, these exploits contributing in the popular imagination to the glorification of the West.