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Rare 1st Edition Catalogue for Andy Warhol's First Museum Show - Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1965

Rare limited edition illustrated exhibition catalogue on boards (1st edition)
7 1/5 × 5 2/5 in
18.3 × 13.7 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This extremely rare, collectible exhibition catalogue accompanied the very first museum show of …

Medium
Books and Portfolios
Publisher
ICA (Institute for Contemporary Art), Philadelphia, PA
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

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This extremely rare, collectible exhibition catalogue accompanied the very first museum show of Andy Warhol's work. Its importance cannot be understated. The exhibition, organized by Sam Green, the new director of the Philadelphia ICA, opened in October of 1965 and is remembered as both a logistical disaster and …

Medium
Books and Portfolios
Publisher
ICA (Institute for Contemporary Art), Philadelphia, PA
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol

Rare 1st Edition Catalogue for Andy Warhol's First Museum Show - Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1965

Rare limited edition illustrated exhibition catalogue on boards (1st edition)
7 1/5 × 5 2/5 in
18.3 × 13.7 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Bidding closed
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