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Andy Warhol, 1928-1987 : commerce into art / Klaus Honnef ; translation, Carole Fahy and I. Burns.

Honnef, Klaus, (author.). Fahy, Carole, (translator.). Burns, I., (translator.). Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (artist.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9783836543897
  • ISBN: 3836543893
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Original edition ©1989 Benedikt Taschen Verlag.
Formatted Contents Note:
Andy Warhol: first pop star of the art world -- The road to fame: from commercial artist to celebrated pop artist -- A technique becomes a trademark: silkscreen printing as an art form -- From underground film maker to affluent collector -- Conclusion -- Andy Warhol 1928-1987: life and work.
Summary, etc.:
A critical observer of American society, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is recognized today as the most important exponent of the Pop Art movement. He overturned the traditional understanding of art and placed in its stead a concept that retracts the individuality of the artist. Warhol was a critical observer of American society, exposing his compatriots' consumerism in his paintings ( Campbell and Brillo series), as well as their fascination for sensational journalism. In 1963 Warhol founded his Factory in New York, literally a manufactory of ideas and work, which influenced film in the 1960s, published the influential magazine Interview in the late 1970s, and also produced Warhol's own artwork: Warhol conceived the idea, and a worker in his factory carried it out. The work remained (consciously) unsigned--a fact which nevertheless did nothing to diminish Warhol's reputation. He once complained that rich New Yorkers would willingly hang his Electric Chain in their living rooms--as long as its colours co-ordinated with the wallpaper and draperies.About the Series: Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions and a concise biography.
Language Note:
In English translated from the German.
Subject: Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 > Criticism and interpretation.
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
Pop art > United States.
Pop art.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.