Bold Red Art for Your Home
This extremely uncommon limited edition numbered softcover catalogue with stiff insignia wraps and French folded flaps was published in Andy Warhol's lifetime, making it especially collectible. Numbered from the limited edition of 500; signed in the plate Warhol. The Introduction was written by Lambert Tegenbosch with a dateline of Amsterdam, April 1985. It is followed by 16 marvelous full page color reproductions of Warhol's reigning queens who were: Queen Elisabeth of United Kingdom, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland. ( 4 color plates each). The catalogue measures 9.5 by 9 inches and has 28 pages (total). The last end page expressly states that it is a limited edition of 5000, and it states the unique edition number.
Note that the header image is a reproduction from inside the catalogue, the the actual ivory wrap cover with embossed royal insignia is shown within the listing. There is wear to the cover front and back, mostly consisting of scuffing, minor scratching and age wear, and a small brown spot on the outside cover, but the inside pages are all in excellent condition. This vintage catalogue is especially rare stateside as it was published in the Netherlands.
The title page has a facsimile of Warhol's signature in purple, which even rare book dealers will sometimes mistake for a real autograph, as this was a lifetime publication; however, it is indeed a printed signature that is part of the catalogue design.
This superb Limited Edition numbered Andy Warhol catalogue makes a superb gift for the Reigning Queen in your life! Limited edition of 5000.
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Signature: Signed in the plate, uniquely numbered from the limited edition of 5000 on the last end page.
Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.
American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York
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