Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

Donna De Salvo; With essays by Jessica Beck, Okwui Enwezor, Trevor Fairbrother, Hendrik Folkerts, Branden Joseph, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Michael Sanchez, and Lynne Tillman, and a conversation between Bill Horrigan, Bruce Jenkins, and Donna De Salvo

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November 27, 2018
400 pages, 10 1/4 x 12 3/4
485 color + 120 b/w illus., including 2 gatefolds
ISBN: 9780300236989
Hardcover

Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art

A unique 360-degree view of an incomparable 20th-century American artist

One of the most emulated and significant figures in modern art, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) rose to fame in the 1960s with his iconic Pop pieces. Warhol expanded the boundaries by which art is defined and created groundbreaking work in a diverse array of media that includes paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, films, and installations.
 
This ambitious book is the first to examine Warhol’s work in its entirety. It builds on a wealth of new research and materials that have come to light in recent decades and offers a rare and much-needed comprehensive look at the full scope of Warhol’s production—from his commercial illustrations of the 1950s through his monumental paintings of the 1980s. Donna De Salvo explores how Warhol’s work engages with notions of public and private, the redefinition of media, and the role of abstraction, while a series of incisive and eye-opening essays by eminent scholars and contemporary artists touch on a broad range of topics, such as Warhol’s response to the AIDS epidemic, his international influence, and how his work relates to constructs of self-image seen in social media today.

Donna De Salvo is deputy director for international initiatives and senior curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
(11/12/18–03/31/19)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
(05/18/19–09/02/19)

Art Institute of Chicago
(10/20/19–01/26/20)

“Wrapped in a magnificent gold sleeve, this compendium examines the oeuvre of the artist, with essays by Barbara Kruger and Glenn Ligon.” —Harper's Bazaar
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