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Andy Warhol: 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection (365)by Andy Warhol Museum
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DESCRIPTION"I am a deeply superficial person." Andy Warhol is one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth-century art world, whose body of work has transformed the landscape of contemporary art. Along with being a prolific artist, Warhol was a notorious pack rat, saving everything that came his way in Time Capsules, boxes he kept beside his desk and into which he carefully deposited photographs, newspapers and magazines, fan letters, business and personal correspondence, artwork, source images for artwork, books, exhibition catalogues, and telephone messages, along with objects and countless examples of ephemera, such as announcements for poetry readings and dinner invitations. After the artist's death, The Andy Warhol Museum became the repository for these Time Capsules, along with some of the paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and films for which Warhol is best known. For this project, the museum has gathered together the highlights of its collection to create a book that is as comprehensive as its holdings. The images from the collection will be accompanied by fun and informative texts written by the curators, as well as quotes from Warhol.
"This 'year in the life' of Warhol's artistic and social productions (was there a difference?) actually spans decades. More than 15 years after Warhol's death, his work retains an uncanny ability to make the most banal elements of American life sharp and subversive; these 365 full-page 91/2'61/2' color illustrations, with pertinent (or impertinent), texts on facing pages) includes the movies (Blow Job, Taylor Mead's Ass), the silk screens (Mao etc.), the entourage (endless) and much more in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Warhol museum (in Warhol's birthplace of Pittsburgh, Pa.). The Andy Warhol Diaries and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol are overdrawn on for the text. The illustrations are fresher and include early drawings; film notes and shooting schedules; photographs of Warhol's tape recorder, telephone and wig collection; and a magazine quiz filled out by Warhol. These are counterposed with reproductions of some (but not all) of Warhol's better known completed pieces, such as Campbell's Soup or Elvis 11 Times. However, the inclusion of 'contextual' material like photographs of Brooke Shields or the Jacksons could have easily been replaced by more of Warhol's own artwork. While the range reproduced shows Warhol's extraordinary versatility in mediums, whether film, silkscreen, painting or people-collecting, no book can convey the shocking impact of his work. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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Coinciding with an exhibition at New York City's Ronald Feldman Fine Arts—entitled Takes and Outtakes from The Andy Warhol Museum—this work contains 365 illustrations of paintings, prints, drawings, and archival materials from the permanent collection of the Warhol Museum as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. The illustrations are accompanied by quotes from Warhol, museum staffers, and other relevant figures.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
'Pop artist Andy Warhol is a source of continuing fascination and visual excitement. This wall calendar features the most exciting and recognizable images the artist ever created, interspersed with rarer ones--and quotations.'
Pop artist andy Warhol is a source of continuing fascination and visual excitement. In the years since his death, his brand has become a multimillion-dollar machine that has raised more than $300 million for his nonprofit foundation.
This 52-week desk calendar includes images of rare paintings, sketches, and silkscreens from the enormous and exciting archive of the world-famous artist's work.
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