Andy Warhol

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Museum of Modern Art, 2008 - Art - 48 pages
Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Andy Warhol each significantly shaped the development of art in the 20th century. These modern masters are the subjects of four small books, the first volumes in a series featuring important artists in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Each book presents a single artist and guides readers through a dozen of his most memorable achievements. Works are reproduced in colour and accompanied by informative and accessible short essays that provide background on the artworks and on the artist himself, illuminating technique, style, subject matter and significance. Written by Carolyn Lanchner, former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, these books are excellent resources for readers interested in the stories behind masterpieces of the modern canon and for those who wish to understand the contributions of individual artists to the history of modern art.

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This volume is published to accompany a major European retrospective of the work of Andy Warhol, presenting him as the most significant chronicler of the second half of the 20th century. The ... Read full review

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One of the most controversial and influential figures on the American cultural scene, Warhol embodied the idiosyncracies of modern times in his art and life. This catalog, which accompanies his first ... Read full review

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Leger is curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.

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