Andy Warhol Monographs + ARTIST'S BOOKS
The Andy Warhol Museum announces Andy Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls, an in depth look at Warhol’s most famous film The Chelsea Girls including numerous stills from the newly digitized film, never-before-published transcripts, unpublished archival materials, and expanded information about each of the individual films that comprise Warhol’s most well-known film. The hardcover, 328 page, 9 in. x 12 in. illustrated book, published by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., retails for $65.00 and will be released in April 2018.
Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Andy Warhol each significantly shaped the development of art in the 20th century. These modern masters are the subjects of four small books, the first volumes in a series featuring important artists in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Each book presents a single artist and guides readers through a dozen of his most memorable achievements. Works are reproduced in colour and accompanied by informative and accessible short essays that provide background on the artworks and on the artist himself, illuminating technique, style, subject matter and significance. Written by Carolyn Lanchner, former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, these books are excellent resources for readers interested in the stories behind masterpieces of the modern canon and for those who wish to understand the contributions of individual artists to the history of modern art.
I Remember Heaven explores shared affinities in the work of the Pop art superstar Andy Warhol, and contemporary artist Jim Hodges. This cross-generational study looks at both artists' work within a continuum of art production that finds history in everyday artifacts and uses aesthetic representation as a means to understand visibility and invisibility, sexuality, selfhood, love and death. Essayist Jose Esteban Muñoz discusses the artists' work in relation to queer aesthetics before and after Stonewall. Susan E. Cahan examines the personal and social aspects of collective grief, a subject which preoccupied both artists. I Remember Heaven captures a sense of the America of the 60s as not so different from today: Once again, the American public is fiercely divided over social issues; once again, an unpopular war enters American homes via television; and once again, American culture is experiencing an explosion of information--this time spawned by the Internet.
This volume brings expert opinion and first-hand testimony to bear upon the events surrounding the creation and destruction of Andy Warhol's Thirteen Most Wanted Men at the 1964 New York World's Fair. The complex constellation of art, politics and gay life surrounding Warhol's mural and its painting-over comes alive in 13 interviews―with historian Hilary Ballon, critic Douglas Crimp, poet Diane di Prima, 1964 World's Fair head of television Albert Fisher, poet John Giorno, art historian Anthony Grudin, civil rights historian Felicia Kornbluh, former Warhol assistant and poet Gerard Malanga, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, art historian Richard Meyer, former Warhol assistant and photographer Billy Name, Rockefeller biographer Richard Norton Smith and architect and critic Mark Wigley. The interviews are introduced by the show's co-curator Larissa Harris, and accompanied by reproductions of all of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men; photographs of Warhol and the Fair by Factory regulars and photojournalists; and rarely seen archival documents from Warhol's Time Capsules.
"Warhol's early drawings are characterized by a stylized reductivism or mannered simplicity that manages, like the artist's infrequent but affected speech, to say more in its special manner of saying less. In addition to their spare, magical, frequently uncanny otherworldliness, the one characteristic that most distinguished Warhol's early drawings from his peers' was the use of the blotted line technique," writes Todd Alden in his introduction to this focused volume. Strange World: Drawings 1948-1959 includes an eclectic collection of Warhol's blotted-line drawings, created between 1948 and 1959. These works illustrate Warhol's preference for the deliberately incomplete or unresolved image and often feature unpredictable trajectories of color. A familiar cast from Warhol's commercial art and illustrated books--friends, lovers, small children and the anonymous faces of office workers--are presented in concert with charged paper surfaces.
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