Catalogue for the exhibition of Warhol's vibrant canvases and linear drawings from the seventies featuring a variety of his friends and clients including Alexandre Iolas, David Hockney, Jimmy Carter, John Chamberlain, Jed Johnson, and Yves St. Laurent. As Christopher Mason notes in his catalogue essay "Andy Warhol's luscious-lipped Lizas, day-glow Marilyns and stoic-widow Jackies, iconic in their studied vacuity, have long excited the passions of collectors and critics. Less attention, curiously, has been paid to the artist's exceptionally fine male portraits from the seventies, some of which offer intriguing glimpses into the elusive personal life of the pontiff of Pop." Warhol's iconic paintings brought the long-standing tradition of portraiture back into focus as an artistic subject.
Perhaps no other artist from the second half of the 20th century is as familiar to the public as Andy Warhol--and his self-portraits can hardly be said to have played a lackluster role with regards to the artist's celebrity
Throughout his career, Andy Warhol drew prolifically, and in his studies of the human form, he returned time and time again to portraits of shoes and feet. Executed with ballpoint pen in sketchbooks, these elegant drawings alternately depict bare feet, or feet in shoes, socks and slippers, and feet posed with various props. Accompanying a January 2010 show at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Still Lifes and Feet 1956-1961 presents 58 of Warhol's foot and shoe drawings, reproduced here for the first time.
In the age of mass media, American culture has displayed an unequaled fascination with both celebrities and disasters. Andy Warhol was one of the first artists to investigate these twin obsessions, beginning in the mid-1960s, as he shifted his practice from hand-painting to the mechanical photo silkscreen process.
New York City, the 1960s: Inside a ramshackle studio known as The Factory, the post-war art world encountered the industrial revolution. For more than two years, Nat Finkelstein was on the scene, documenting the explosive emergence of Pop Art, a subversive spectacle created by the constantly calculating Andy Warhol.
Similar in style to the Pop maestro's Love series, if wildly different in subject matter, Vanishing Animals gives the Warhol treatment not to sexy young things or movie stars, but to even scarcer subjects: endangered animals like the okapi and Galápagos tortoise. (A little known fact about Warhol is that he was deeply concerned about the plight of endangered species.) These animals, rendered in his sketchy but sure line drawings, are silkscreened on brilliantly colored torn paper collages.
This volume documents 23 series and more than 1,400 individual works, including the well-known series Thirteen Most Wanted Men, the box sculptures, approximately 300 works in the Jackie series, and the 1964 and 1964/65 Flowers series, among others.