Andy Warhol: Catalogue Published on the Occasion of the Andy Warhol Exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, February-March 1968

Overview

Famed and prized among Andy Warhol aficionados, the Swedish Moderna Museet's massive catalogue for the artist's 1968 solo exhibition was one of the great accomplishments of art publishing. In The Photobook: A History, Vol. II, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger describe it as "a quintessential photobook, cornucopias of photographic imagery in which found photographs, snapshots, photographs by Warhol's associates, photographic reproductions of his 'paintings' (themselves silk-screened photographs) and other kinds of ...
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Overview

Famed and prized among Andy Warhol aficionados, the Swedish Moderna Museet's massive catalogue for the artist's 1968 solo exhibition was one of the great accomplishments of art publishing. In The Photobook: A History, Vol. II, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger describe it as "a quintessential photobook, cornucopias of photographic imagery in which found photographs, snapshots, photographs by Warhol's associates, photographic reproductions of his 'paintings' (themselves silk-screened photographs) and other kinds of imagery are collaged to talk about one basic subject--the gargantuan ego and artistic talent of Andy Warhol... It is an exhibition catalogue that transcends any limitations that might be suggested by this genre." The text for the Moderna Museet catalogue is also significant: instead of essays, the editors let the artist speak for himself, in a series of quotations published in English and Swedish. Here, Warhol's most famous aphorism first saw print: "In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes." Most of the images in this book derive from a photo album donated by Warhol to the Moderna Museet that contains several hundred black-and-white photos from his life in the second half of the 1960s. Many were taken by the photographers Billy Name and Stephen Shore, who both got their first assignments through their photographs of artists, rock stars, models, actors and others in the circles around Warhol at the Factory. Other featured photographers in the book include Rudy Burckhardt, Eric Pollitzer and John D. Schiff. For Moderna Museet's fiftieth anniversary in 2008, and its exhibition Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms (created in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam), Steidl adds to the celebrations by reprinting a new edition of this classic book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783865216144
  • Publisher: Steidl/Swedish Books/Moderna Museet
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Pages: 648

Meet the Author

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. In 1949, after attending the School of Fine Arts at what is now Carnegie Mellon University, he moved to New York City where he embarked on a successful career as a commercial illustrator. It was in the 1960s that he began his iconic Campbell's Soup paintings, and honed his trademark deadpan persona. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Warhol created silkscreen paintings, sculptures and films, promoted the fledgling rock band, The Velvet Underground, and produced Interview magazine. After surviving a gunshot wound inflicted by the infamous Valerie Solanis in 1968, Warhol died during a routine gallbladder operation in 1987.

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. In 1949, after attending the School of Fine Arts at what is now Carnegie Mellon University, he moved to New York City where he embarked on a successful career as a commercial illustrator. It was in the 1960s that he began his iconic Campbell's Soup paintings, and honed his trademark deadpan persona. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Warhol created silkscreen paintings, sculptures and films, promoted the fledgling rock band, The Velvet Underground, and produced Interview magazine. After surviving a gunshot wound inflicted by the infamous Valerie Solanis in 1968, Warhol died during a routine gallbladder operation in 1987.

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