Howdy Doody (FS II.263)
by Andy Warhol
38 x 38 in
96.5 x 96.5 cm
Screenprint with Diamond Dust on Lenox Museum Board
A remarkably sought after image, Howdy Doody 263 is one of ten screenprints in Warhol’s 1981 Myths portfolio. Unlike many of his well-known works, Warhol’s reproduction of Howdy Doody’s image is not appropriated from the mass media but instead based on a photograph of the original Howdy Doody taken by Warhol himself. Every character in the Myths series is meant to represent a different facet of Andy Warhol’s personality.