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Andy Warhol

This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century

Joseph D. Ketner II


Price: USD$22.95

  • Stimulating and a pleasure to read, this lively and beautifully illustrated book covers the full span of the artist’s work with a chronological essay accompanied by ‘Focus’ sections that delve into specific themes and important groups of work
  • Compact and affordable, this is the perfect introduction to Warhol and his work
  • Phaidon Focus is a brand new series that offers accessible, up-to-date, authoritative, enjoyable and thought-provoking books on internationally renowned modern masters

This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century.

Andy Warhol (1928–1987) captured the popular culture of his age through his iconic drawings, paintings, films and prints. He made as great an impact on the world of art as any of his contemporaries, ushering in a fundamental transformation in our visual culture to the mediated image. Yet perhaps his greatest work was his own identity; in his quest for fame and fortune, Warhol fashioned himself into a media superstar. This illustrated survey spans the entire array of Warhol’s art, from his paintings of Campbell’s soup cans, Brillo boxes, dollar bills to his multiple portraits of such American stars as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Examining the scene at Warhol’s studio – the famous Factory – as well as his forays into film and multimedia ‘happenings’, this book is the perfect introduction to his life and work.


Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Pages: 144 pp
Illustrations: 120 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714861586

Over the past decade, Joseph D. Ketner II has produced several exhibitions on Warhol. In 2009, he curated the first interpretation of the artist’s long-ignored late work in Andy Warhol: The Last Decade as well as the exhibition ‘Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography’ in 2012. He is the Henry and Lois Foster Chair in Contemporary Art, Distinguished Curator-in-Residence, at Emerson College, Boston.


Contents and Sections:

Media maven
Who is Andy Warhol?
'Success is a job in New York'
Pop Andy and the Factory

Focus 1 - Campbell's Soup Cans
Focus 2 - Marilyn
Focus 3 - Film
The art of business and the business of art
Focus 4 - Self-portraits
The hand and the machine
Focus 5 - Prints
Focus 6 - Oxidation Paintings
Focus 7 - Shadows
Focus 8 - The last supper
Further reading
List of works


Andy Warhol Portraits
Andy Warhol ''Giant'' Size
Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1
Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 2
Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 3

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