Synopses & Reviews
For decades, commentators have acknowledged Andy Warhol's phenomenal impact on contemporary art. Unlike the many existing books about the artist, Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years is the first full-scale exploration of his tremendous reach across several generations of artists who in key ways respond to his groundbreaking work. Examining in depth the nature of the Warhol sensibility, the book is organized around five significant themes in the artist's work: popular consumer culture and tabloid news; portraiture and the cult of celebrity; issues of sexual identity and gender; artistic practices such asand#160;seriality, abstraction, and appropriation; and the role of collaboration in Warhol's ventures into filmmaking, publishing, and the creation of environments and spectacles. Each theme is delineated with visual andquot;dialoguesandquot; between prime examples of Warhol's work and works in various media by some sixty other artists, among them John Baldessari, Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, and Ryan Trecartin. These juxtapositions not only demonstrate Warhol's overt influence but also suggest how artists have either worked in parallel modes or developed his model in dynamic new directions. The volume includes a major essay by Mark Rosenthal, original interviews with a number of the artists featured in the book, and a visual archive and extensive illustrated chronology that chart the andquot;Warhol effectandquot; over the past fifty years.
andldquo;The entirety of the catalogue presents an expanse of diverging critical opinions, dovetailing through striking reproductions of sculpture, painting, prints that reinforce Richard Artschwager's statement, andquot;Everybody has their own Warhol,andquot; making the Pop artist at once familiar and newly exciting.andrdquo;andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
Best Book of the Year, 2012andmdash;Philadelphia Inquirer
An exploration of Warhol's extraordinary cultural and artistic legacy
This slim, creatively designed publication presents striking full-color images of Huygheandrsquo;s site-specific work for the Metropolitan Museumandrsquo;s Roof Garden, as well as a fascinating interview with the artist.
French conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962) is known for experimental and complex works that employ a variety of media, including photography, film, drawing, sculpture, music, and even public happenings and living organisms. His thought-provoking and innovative pieces have been presented internationally to great acclaim over the past 20 years.
This book presents Huygheandrsquo;s site-specific installation for the Metropolitan Museum of Artandrsquo;s Roof Garden, and contextualizes this work within his career. The creatively designed publication includes striking full-color images of a number of Huygheandrsquo;s celebrated works as well as a fold-out poster cover of the installation. An interview with Huyghe by Sheena Wagstaff allows this articulate artist to explain his work directly to the reader. An essential companion to the must-see Roof Garden installation, this book provides a focused study of one of todayandrsquo;s most fascinating contemporary artists.and#160;
About the Author
Mark Rosenthal is an independent curator. Marla Prather is curator, Ian Alteveer is assistant curator, and Rebecca Lowery is research assistant, all in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.