Andy Warhol, headshots, drawings and paintings

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Jablonka Galerie, Aug 31, 2000 - Art - 80 pages
A beautiful volume that sheds light on a less well-known part of Warhol's oeuvre, Andy Warhol: Headshots shows the artist turning his artistry and intelligence towards portrait-making. Like much of Warhol's best work, these snapshots play against a world of images and signatures where the authentic version of an individual is seemingly non-existent.

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About the author (2000)

Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of immigrant Czech parents, American artist Andy Warhol studied art at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He then worked as a commercial artist in New York City. In the early 1960s, Warhol became the most famous pioneer of "pop art," which used comic books, advertisements, and consumer goods as subject matter. Warhol's colorful paintings of Campbell's soup can labels, boxes of Brillo pads, and celebrity icons such as Marilyn Monroe, became among the most recognizable examples of pop art. Warhol was also a filmmaker as well as a painter and graphic artist; his more memorable films include Trash (1969) and Frankenstein (1973). His studio, called "The Factory," became infamous as a locale for eccentrics and eccentric behavior, much of it associated with the New York drug scene. It was Warhol who predicted that, "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Bob Colacello was born in Brooklyn, studied film criticism at Columbia and began publishing film reviews in the Village Voice in 1969. After his write-up of Andy Warhol's Trash appeared, Colacello began to work for Interview and was swiftly made Editor, a post he held until 1983. More recently he is a memoirist, biographer and writer for Vanity Fair.

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