Author: Andy Warhol,Nobuyoshi Araki
Publisher: Walther Konig
Here you will find over 400 Polaroids by Andy Warhol of street hustlers and call boys engaging in sexual acts and posing as drag queens. The pictures inspired paintings known as the "Torso Series but, as Bob Colacello recounts, were known around the office as the "Cocks, Cunts, and Assholes Series.
Author: Andy Warhol,Dietmar Elger,Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Edited by Dietmar Elger. Essays by Robert Rosenblum and Roland Waspe.
Ladies & Gentlemen
Author: Andy Warhol,Pier Paolo Pasolini
Publisher: Skarstedt Fine Art
In 1975, Andy Warhol undertook a series of portraits of New York City transvestites, most of whom were recruited by Bob Colacello from a club called The Gilded Grape. The method for making these portraits followed Warhol's customary formula: a Polaroid portrait of the sitter was silkscreened onto a canvas, which was then embellished with synthetic polymer paint in a bright array of red, pinks, yellows and pastels. Warhol's transvestites are portrayed in a fairly classical fashion, neck-up, often at a three-quarter angle, and beckon at the viewer with a variety of expressions, from the plaintive to the coquettish to the triumphant. This beautifully produced monograph features 40 spot-varnished color reproductions of the "Ladies and Gentlemen" series, and reprints the Italian film-maker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini's fascinating and unusual take on Warhol and on the series.
Author: Jonathan Flatley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Scholarly considerations of Andy Warhol abound, including very fine catalogues raisonné, notable biographies, and essays in various exhibition catalogues and anthologies. But nowhere is there an in-depth scholarly examination of Warhol’s oeuvre as a whole—until now. Jonathan Flatley’s Like Andy Warhol is a revelatory look at the artist’s likeness-producing practices, not only reflected in his famous Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe silkscreens but across Warhol’s whole range of interests including movies, drag queens, boredom, and his sprawling collections. Flatley shows us that Warhol’s art is an illustration of the artist’s own talent for “liking.” He argues that there is in Warhol’s productions a utopian impulse, an attempt to imagine new, queer forms of emotional attachment and affiliation, and to transform the world into a place where these forms find a new home. Like Andy Warhol is not just the best full-length critical study of Warhol in print, it is also an instant classic of queer theory.
Author: Gian Maria Annovi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Before his mysterious murder in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini had become famous—and infamous—not only for his groundbreaking films and literary works but also for his homosexuality and criticism of capitalism, colonialism, and Western materialism. In Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship, Gian Maria Annovi revisits Pasolini's oeuvre to examine the author's performance as a way of assuming an antagonistic stance toward forms of artistic, social, and cultural oppression. Annovi connects Pasolini's notion of authorship to contemporary radical artistic practices and today's multimedia authorship. Annovi considers the entire range of Pasolini's work, including his poetry, narrative and documentary film, dramatic writings, and painting, as well as his often scandalous essays on politics, art, literature, and theory. He interprets Pasolini's multimedia authorial performance as a masochistic act to elicit rejection, generate hostility, and highlight the contradictions that structure a repressive society. Annovi shows how questions of authorial self-representation and self-projection relate to the artist's effort to undermine the assumptions of his audience and criticize the conformist practices that the culture industry and mass society impose on the author. Pasolini reveals the critical potential of his spectacular celebrity by using the author's corporeal or vocal presence to address issues of sexuality and identity, and through his strategic self-fashioning in films, paintings, and photographic portraits he destabilizes the audience's assumptions about the author.
Author: Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl
Publisher: Parkstone International
Gemäß den etablierten kunsttechnischen Grundsätzen sollte ein Porträt vor allem ein naturgetreues Abbild der porträtierten Person darstellen. Im Laufe der Geschichte hat sich dieses Genre jedoch als weitaus komplexer erwiesen als es diese Richtlinie, die eine simple Nachahmung der Natur vorzuschreiben scheint, ausdrücken könnte. Das vorliegende Buch illustriert anhand einer umfangreichen Galerie von 1000 Porträts diese historische Entwicklung und bemüht sich darüberhinaus, dem umfangreichen Genre der Porträtmalerei gerecht zu werden.Denn das Porträt ist mehr als die bloße Nachahmung der Natur und muss über eine bloße Zurschaustellung der Fähigkeiten seines Schöpfers hinausgehen. So präzise und naturgetreu es auch sein mag, muss das Porträt vor allem der Vorstellung des Künstlers sowie der des Auftraggebers gerecht werden, ohne dass dabei die Erwartungen einer der beiden Parteien enttäuscht werden. Die hier ausgewählten Porträts, diese stummen Zeugen ihrer Zeit, sind deshalb mehr als nur die Gesichter historischer Figuren oder unbekannter Personen; sie enthüllen eher psychologische Tiefe als Identität, illustrieren Allegorien,dienen politischer und religiöser Propaganda und spiegeln die vergessenen Bräuche längst vergangener Epochen wider. Mit einer wahrhaft eindrucksvollen Auswahl an Meisterwerken der Porträtmalerei, begleitenden Kommentaren und biografischen Texten präsentiert dieses Werk eine umfangreiche Analyse verschiedenster Bildnisse, die dem Leser die Welt der Porträtmalerei eröffnen wird; einem Genre, das nicht nur effektiv die Entwicklung der Gesellschaft widerspiegelt, sondern auch die Kunstgeschichte über dreitausend Jahre hinweg maßgeblich beeinflusst hat.
Author: Andy Warhol
Publisher: Chronicle Books
A colorful array of male portraits by the innovative artist and filmmaker features a sensual array of illustrations, paintings, drawings, silkscreens, Polaroid studies, and fine art photographs capturing such notables as Christopher Isherwood, Truman Capote, and James Dean, as well as other colleagues, friends, and entourage members. Original.
1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City
Author: Jonathan Mahler
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York's history. As the turbulent year wore on, the city became absorbed in two epic battles: the fight between Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo for the city's mayoralty. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts—one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city—was the subtext of race. The brash and confident Jackson took every black myth and threw it back in white America's face. Meanwhile, Koch and Cuomo ran bitterly negative campaigns that played upon urbanites' fears of soaring crime and falling municipal budgets. These braided stories tell the history of a year that saw the opening of Studio 54, the evolution of punk rock, and the dawning of modern SoHo. As the pragmatist Koch defeated the visionary Cuomo and as Reggie Jackson finally rescued a team racked with dissension,1977 became a year of survival but also of hope. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the basis of the 2007 ESPN miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson.
Author: Carter Ratcliff
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
Traces the life and career of the controversial American artist and discusses the themes and techniques used in his paintings