After Andy Warhol was shot in 1968, some critics accused him of softening the intensity of his art in favor of pursuing a more superficial, jet-setting social agenda. And it is true that during the 1970s, Warhol focused much of his energy on less solitary activities--filmmaking, his “superstars” and supporting Interview, his adventurous underground magazine. However, Warhol’s art practice of the 1970s underwent huge changes and forged into vital realms that have proved as influential as his earlier work. During this decade he produced such iconic series as the abstract Oxidation paintings, which combined urine on metallic copper; the classic Ladies and Gentlemen portraits depicting New York’s drag community; his screen prints of the actor and Native American political activist Russell Means, and of the Chinese Communist leader, Mao Zedong; as well as the Shadow, Skulls and Hammer & Sickle series. This volume collects works from each of these series, alongside an essay by curator-scholar Trevor Fairbrother.