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Andy Warhol was one of the most compelling figures of the 20th-century art world whose body of work transformed the landscape of contemporary art. He was also a notorious collector who saved practically everything that came his way. In 1994, seven years after the artist's death, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh became the repository not only for a substantial body of his artwork and films, but also for the Time Capsules into which he obsessively deposited a lifetime's worth of ephemera and personal memorabilia. For this book—created in the same format as Abrams' best-selling Earth From Above: 365 Days—the museum has gathered highlights of its collection. Illustrated with almost 400 objects, from paintings to party invitations, the volume also features lively commentaries by the museum's staff as well as quotes from Warhol's own irreverent writings. Timed to coincide with the celebration of the museum's 10-year anniversary, this book will serve as both an introduction to and a handbook for the most extensive collection anywhere of this iconic artist's work.
Famous for his effortlessly chic Ultrasuede shirtdress and other modern classics, Halston was the defining American fashion designer of the 1970s. Just as his friend Andy Warhol challenged the canon of high art, Halston democratized fashion with elegant and urbane ready-to-wear clothes. Halston and Warhol complements a groundbreaking exhibition of clothes and accessories by Halston, art by Warhol, and photographs and ephemera that document the connecand#173;tions between the two men against the social backdrop of 1970s New York. Included are essays, interviews, and biographical timelines that cover topics such as Halstonand#8217;s importance in the canon of American couture, Warholand#8217;s Fashion TV, the similarities in their lives and careers, and the role of celebrity in art and fashion.
Artists Richard Avedon (1923andndash;2004) and Andy Warhol (1928andndash;1987) came to prominence in a time of profound change around the world. Amid that political and social upheaval, both men became renowned for their work, elucidating themes of portraiture, celebrity, gender, politics, and religion. Avedon brought the personality of the sitter to the forefront, revealing his subjectsandrsquo; inner selves. Warhol created por- traits and images that were emotionally opaque, glamorous and impersonal.
Avedon and Warhol knew one another, and each had an abiding belief in the power of the image to seduce, amuse, and shock . They created original visions of the world around them, becoming two of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
About the Author
is a British writer and novelist.
Ara H. Merjian is associate professor of Italian studies at New York University.
Philip Gefterand#39;s biography of Sam Wagstaff, Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, was published in 2014. He was Page One Picture Editor and wrote on photography for the New York Times for over 15 years.
Mark Francis is a director of Gagosian Gallery and former chief curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
John Richardson is a well-known art historian and curator.