Within Warhol's Death and Disaster series, the so-called Car Crashes comprise the most numerous and diverse set of images. As Gerard Malanga writes in his accompanying essay, "We would return to this silkscreen again and again for several months; in effect, the first painting repeated many times over, this initiating Andy's serial imagery on separate identically shaped canvases, and anticipating the Flower paintings to come."
This catalogue, published to accompany an exhibition at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, goes beyond the Death and Disaster series, and includes Warhol's pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy, skulls, race riots and electric chairs in a survey of this critical theme in Warhol's oeuvre.
This beautifully produced monograph features 40 spot-varnished color reproductions of the Ladies and Gentlemen series, and reprints the Italian film-maker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini's fascinating and unusual take on Warhol and on the series.
Andy Warhol: Love presents a rarely-seen series Warhol produced in 1983, just four years before his death. These silkscreens on vividly colored torn and collaged Color-aid paper depict a nude couple embracing; the same images are repeated again and again over varied backgrounds, the brilliant scraps of paper popping off the page.
Prolific, mercurial, thought-provoking, charming, engaging, dynamic, confusing, just like the artist himself, Andy Warhol's films explore the gamut of human emotion. From the time he obtained his first film camera in 1963, up until his death in 1987, Warhol explored and created moving images ranging from epic films, to personal portraits, to programs for cable television, to music videos. Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on the artist's screen tests and non-narrative films from 1963-73.
Beyond the familiar Campbell's Soup cans, Brillo boxes, silkscreened Marilyn Monroes and floating silver mylar pillows--20 years after Pop icon Andy Warhol's death, we are still picking through his incredibly prolific output to understand what his artistic legacy actually is. Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, published on the occasion of the major exhibition by the same name at Amsterdam's renowned Stedelijk Museum, provides some new insight, digging into Warhol's lesser-known film, video and audio tape works. Important--and just a little scandalous--films like Blow Job and Kiss, audio tapes of celebrities, friends and anonymous hangers-on talking and other marginalia are considered alongside a selection of key photographs, drawings, screen prints and spatial installations, such as the spectacular "Silver Clouds."