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Andy Warhol A Retrospective Hard-Cover Library or Coffee Table Book, 1989



An '80s Late-20th century 'Andy Warhol A Retrospective' hard-cover library or coffee table book by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1989. This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Andy Warhol: A Retrospective', The Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 6-May 2, 1989. This is a substantial and well-made hard-cover library or coffee table book. Dimensions: 1.75" W x 9.75" D x 11.25" H. Foreword: "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, which marks the first full-scale critical examination of this remarkable American artist's career. At a time when we may appropriately begin to assess his contributions to twentieth-century art, this book and exhibition span the wide range of his creativity, from the earliest works of the fifties to works executed just before his untimely death, in February 1987. Through his art, ideas, and style, Andy Warhol left a lasting imprint on the history of modern art and on our culture. We hope that this book and the exhibition it accompanies, will contribute significantly to understanding his vision and originality, his influence and legacy."... Richard E. Oldenburg, Director, The Museum of Modern Art. Exhibition: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 6-May 2, 1989 Publication of this book: Publication was supported by a grant to The Museum of Modern Art from an anonymous donor. Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York Published: February, 1989 Printed and bound: Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey Binding: Hard-cover, perfect-bound Dust-Jacket: Acetate jacket with black print and copy Designed by: Steven Schoenfelder.


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    Height: 11.25 in. (28.58 cm)Width: 9.75 in. (24.77 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
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    Expressionist (Of the Period)
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    Wear consistent with age and use. - Very good condition with minor wear as show in images.
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    New York, NY
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Andy Warhol

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, Warhol expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.

Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.

As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The 1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.

Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.

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