London : Anthony d'Offay Gallery in association with Thames and Hudson, c1993.
Book — 168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Portraits of the seventies-- portraits of the eighties-- Andy Warhol: court painter to the 70s and 80s by Robert Rosenblum-- catalogue of portraits by Andy Warhol-- biography and bibliography.
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The portraits of Andy Warhol, the undisputed champion of American Pop Art, are the fruits of one of his most significant creative periods. The `icon' of the series, Marilyn Monroe, originated as early as 1962. From then on until the last year of his life, Warhol created a virtual museum of personalities, both living and deceased, from the worlds of film, showbusiness, art, literature and politics. Among the best-known images shown here are those of Truman Capote, David Hockney, John Lennon, Judy Garland, Rudolph Nureyev, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Characteristic of Warhol's unique style of portraiture is the use of silkscreens made from polaroid photographs - some of which were taken by the artist during encounters with his `sitters' at the notorious Factory. Warhol primed his silkscreens with a rich repertoire of colours, both bold and expressionistic, which gave rise to some of the most distinctive portraits of our time, reviving the genre more successfully than anyone since John Singer Sargent. This book includes more than 70 subjects, from Joseph Beuys to Elizabeth Taylor - an extraordinary gallery of some of the most famous and influential figures of the century, by one of its most important artists. Henry Geldzahler established the Department of 20th Century Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From 1978 to 1983 he served as Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Kabuki Heroes is about collective participation in urban culture--on the stage, in poetry salons, in art studios, and in fan clubs. Focusing on the culture of Kabuki theater in Osaka and Kyoto, the book illustrates the passionate hero worship of actors by all levels of society. Just as now we worship celebrities both in private and in public--at concerts, theaters, and sports events--so too did eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Kabuki fans celebrate their stage idols. Most importantly, after the spread of new color woodblock printing technology in the late 1760s, a golden age of popular Kabuki culture was promoted far and wide with beautifully colored prints and books. The over 300 fine examples brought together in this catalogue reside in leading public and private collections in Europe and Japan and evoke a fascinating period when theater, art, and poetry were essential elements of social and cultural life. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — v, 617 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Beweise von Glückseligkeit Künstlerbildnisse in Serien : Interesse, Status, Kanon / Ulrich Pfisterer
Künstlerbildnis : Künstlerselbstbildnis : zur Relevanz einer Differenzierung in druckgrafischen Porträtserien und zur Genese des Rezeptionsinteresses an künstlerischen Selbstdarstellungen / Valeska von Rosen