Focusing on Andy Warhol’s prolific final years, this revealing collection of more than 150 works shows the renowned artist undergoing a transition away from Pop Art and toward a renewed interest in the hand-painted image.
In the last decade before his death in 1987, Warhol continued to produce mesmerizing works at an astounding pace. Influenced by the most prominent artists of the 1980s, including Basquiat, Haring, Schnabel, and Clemente, Warhol experimented with a combination of painting and screen printing to develop an extraordinary vocabulary of images that traversed a variety of genres. The result is a remarkable output, collected here in this companion to a touring exhibition organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum. This catalogue delves into the range of works Warhol was creating during his last years, including abstract paintings, collaborations, and his final self-portraits. Essays by Keith Hartley and Gregory Volk and contributions by Bruno Bischofberger, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel round out this compelling look at an artist whose most fecund work may have been produced in his last years.
Hardcover, Linen with jacket, 224 pages, 24,0 x 28,0 cm, 136 color illustrations, 25 b/w illustrations
$ 60.00* | £ 45.00* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US November 23, 2009
UK September 23, 2009