Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again
'Wrapped in a magnificent gold sleeve, this compendium examines the oeuvre of the artist, with essays by Barbara Kruger and Glenn Ligon' - Harper's Bazaar
A handsome exhibition catalogue exploring the work of Andy Warhol in its entirety.
One of the most emulated and significant figures in modern art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) rose to fame in the 1960s with his iconic Pop pieces.
This book builds on a wealth of new research and materials that have come to light in recent decades and offers a rare and much-needed comprehensive look at the full scope of Warhol's production--from his commercial illustrations of the 1950s through his monumental paintings of the 1980s. Author, Donna De Salvo explores how Warhol's work engages with notions of public and private, the redefinition of media, and the role of abstraction, while a series of incisive and eye-opening essays by eminent scholars and contemporary artists touch on a broad range of topics, such as Warhol's response to the AIDS epidemic, his international influence, and how his work relates to constructs of self-image seen in social media today.
- Author: Donna De Salvo, senior curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
- Hardcover: 400 pages | 485 colour and 120 black and white illustrations
- Date published: November 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300236989
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.4 cm
'Wrapped in a magnificent gold sleeve, this compendium examines the oeuvre of the artist, with essays by Barbara Kruger and Glenn Ligon' - Harpers Bazaar
'I never thought I'd use the word exalted for Warhol, or transcendent, or sublime. And he probably never thought to use them either. But that's what's here' - New York Times
'This definitive collection reveals lesser-known aspects of Warhol's art while giving valuable context to his best-known works' - Publishers Weekly
'absorbing and original as the show itself, a literal gold brick of a book, with Warhol's passport portrait embedded on the cover (and altered by the artist), that makes as much sense of Warhol's aesthetic and aims as one book could hope' - Chicago Tribune
'[a] superb catalogue' - Vulture