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: 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,Annette Michelson,B. H. D. Buchloh
Publisher: MIT Press
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), one of the most celebrated artists of the last third of the twentieth century, owes his unique place in the history of visual culture not to the mastery of a single medium but to the exercise of multiple media and roles. A legendary art world figure, he worked as an artist, filmmaker, photographer, collector, author, and designer. Beginning in the 1950s as a commercial artist, he went on to produce work for exhibition in galleries and museums. The range of his efforts soon expanded to the making of films, photography, video, and books. Warhol first came to public notice in the 1960s through works that drew on advertising, brand names, and newspaper stories and headlines. Many of his best-known images, both single and in series, were produced within the context of pop art. Warhol was a major figure in the bridging of the gap between high and low art, and his mode of production in the famous studio known as "The Factory" involved the recognition of art making as one form of enterprise among others. The radical nature of that enterprise has ensured the iconic status of his art and person.Andy Warhol contains illustrated essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Thomas Crow, Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson, and Nan Rosenthal, plus a previously unpublished interview with Warhol by Buchloh. The essays address Warhol's relation to and effect on mass culture and the recurrence of disaster and death in his art.
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.
Guise & Dolls
Author: Patricia Hickson
Publisher: Yale University Press
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) and Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) are well known for significant work in portraiture and self-portraiture that challenged gender roles and notions of femininity, masculinity, and androgyny. This exciting and original book is the first to consider the two artists together, examining the powerful portraits they created during the vibrant and tumultuous era bookended by the Stonewall riots and the AIDS crisis. Several important bodies of work are featured, including Warhol'sLadies and Gentlemen series of drag queen portraits and Mapplethorpe's photographs of Patti Smith and of female body builder Lisa Lyon. These are explored alongside numerous other paintings, photographs, and films that demonstrate the artists' engagement with gender, identity, beauty, performance, and sexuality, including their own self-portraits and portraits of one another. Essays trace the convergences and divergences of Warhol and Mapplethorpe's work, and examine the historical context of the artists' projects as well as their lasting impact on contemporary art and queer culture. Firsthand accounts by the artists' collaborators and subjects reveal details into the making and exhibition of some of the works presented here. With an illustrated timeline highlighting key moments in the artists' careers, and more than 90 color plates of their arresting pictures, this book provides a fascinating study of two of the most compelling figures in 20th-century art.
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.
thirty are better than one
Author: Andy Warhol,Gerard Malanga,Walter Hopps
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Texts by Gerard Malanga, Walter Hopps, Dennis Hopper, and Rene Ricard. This valuable addition to Warholia presents works from a recent exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York, and features some of Warhol's earliest and most important work -- including his multiple Mona Lisas, silk screened Maos, and floral patterns.
Pop Art and Egalitarianism
Author: Anthony E. Grudin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This book explores Andy Warhol’s creative engagement with social class. During the 1960s, as neoliberalism perpetuated the idea that fixed classes were a mirage and status an individual achievement, Warhol’s work appropriated images, techniques, and technologies that have long been described as generically “American” or “middle class.” Drawing on archival and theoretical research into Warhol’s contemporary cultural milieu, Grudin demonstrates that these features of Warhol’s work were in fact closely associated with the American working class. The emergent technologies Warhol conspicuously employed to make his work—home projectors, tape recorders, film and still cameras—were advertised directly to the working class as new opportunities for cultural participation. What’s more, some of Warhol’s most iconic subjects—Campbell’s soup, Brillo pads, Coca-Cola—were similarly targeted, since working-class Americans, under threat from a variety of directions, were thought to desire the security and confidence offered by national brands. Having propelled himself from an impoverished childhood in Pittsburgh to the heights of Madison Avenue, Warhol knew both sides of this equation: the intense appeal that popular culture held for working-class audiences and the ways in which the advertising industry hoped to harness this appeal in the face of growing middle-class skepticism regarding manipulative marketing. Warhol was fascinated by these promises of egalitarian individualism and mobility, which could be profound and deceptive, generative and paralyzing, charged with strange forms of desire. By tracing its intersections with various forms of popular culture, including film, music, and television, Grudin shows us how Warhol’s work disseminated these promises, while also providing a record of their intricate tensions and transformations.
Author: The Andy Warhol Foundation,Sally King-Nero,Neil Printz
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The fourth volume of the definitive resource to Andy Warhol’s oeuvre features his portraits of celebrities such as Halston and Mick Jagger; his American Indian paintings; and the iconic Ladies and Gentlemen series. Developed in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Phaidon’s highly regarded catalogues are deluxe inside and out. Volume Four is no exception, featuring standout packaging and nearly 800 illustrations. The 608 works featured here include newly discovered pieces as well as some previously thought to be lost. Accompanying the artworks are Warhol’s Polaroids, source materials, works by other artists from his personal collection, and exhibition views.
Author: David M. Halperin,Valerie Traub
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
Asking if the political requirements of gay pride have repressed discussion of the more uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality, 'Gay Shame' seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies.
Andy Warhol & Photography
Author: Joseph D. Ketner,Raphaela Platow,Synne Genzmer
Publisher: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst
'Image Machine' examines the role of the photograph in Andy Warhol's art, its relationship to his portrait painting and his late paintings and prints, and his rigorous documentation of his social life.