Andy Warhol spent his career working so prodigiously as to assure long-lasting renown. In the printmaking field alone, his output was prolific, and his appropriation of silkscreen as a fine-art medium forever altered the way prints look. This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition of Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 traces Warhol's complete graphic oeuvre from his first unique works on paper in 1962 through his final published portfolio in 1987. More than 1,700 works are illustrated, an increase of 500 from the previous edition of the catalogue raisonné, and complete documentation is provided for each. New additions include a section focusing on Warhol's popular portraits, with documentation of prints that were related to paintings commissioned during the 1970s and 1980s, and a new supplement featuring prints and illustrated books from the 1950s, including the beloved 25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy. An essay by Donna De Salvo addresses Warhol's self-published books and portfolios from the same era. An extensive chronology of printmaking activity, a complete exhibition history, a selected bibliography and a greatly expanded appendix to published prints complete the book. Andy Warhol: Prints, in its fourth edition, will continue to be the critical reference tool for scholars, collectors, auction houses, libraries, curators and art dealers.
In appreciating Andy Warhol's body of work, one is constantly awed by its sheer volume-there is always something new to see. This catalogue raisonne, updated from previous editions with 500 new images, comes a step closer to defining the prodigious pop artist's legacy in a medium he re-imagined for modern times, printmaking, and which was central to his life's work. Numerous of his most famous images can be found here, including the electric chair and Marilyn Monroe, along with reams of ephemera that bear testament to the artist's restless, experimental, rarely uninteresting energy. There are t-shirts and advertisements, commissioned portraits and shopping bags, generally rendered in Warhol's signature palette of hot, citrus-y colors. Images of gems, sunsets and historical figures refine our concept of not only the artist, but of the times in which he lived as well. With well-turned essays by Arthur Danto and Donna De Salvo, this document will be required reading for all Warhol scholars and fascinating material for anyone interested in the course of 20th century art. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
One of the main tenets of Andy Warhol's vast oeuvre-which included painting, sculpture, drawing, film, video, and prints-was its inherent reproducibility, which reflected the proliferation of the image within society. This is most evident in his prints, which this comprehensive catalog celebrates through essays, detailed explanation of his working process and its development over time, and extensive visual and written documentation. This book was first published in 1985, two years before the artist's death, and managed to be handsome while scholarly. This latest edition includes 100 new illustrations, an added section covering Warhol's earliest work in the 1950s, and new essays by Donna De Salvo and Arthur Danto, proving that Warhol at least is enjoying more than his 15 minutes of fame. The importance and prominence of prints throughout Warhol's career justify the effort by his gallery to produce a definitive catalog, though the price may not justify all libraries immediately replacing earlier editions. Recommended for art collections and academic libraries.-Prudence Peiffer, Southampton, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.