Andy Warhol, ‘Signed & Numbered Andy Warhol Portraits of the 70's; edition 200’, 1979, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Signed & Numbered Andy Warhol Portraits of the 70's; edition 200’, 1979, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Signed & Numbered Andy Warhol Portraits of the 70's; edition 200’, 1979, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Essay by Robert Rosenblum. Edited by David Whitney. Profusely illustrated, largely in color. New York: Random House in association with The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979. First edition, #95 of 200 copies signed by Warhol. By the beginning of the 1970s, Warhol (1928-87) became engaged again by painting, returning to themes that had once before captured his attention, especially portraiture and still life, but also experimenting with new techniques and subjects. Commissioned portraits were dominant in his work during this period and remained the mainstay of his business to the end of his life. By taking Polaroid photographs of sitters after their faces had been coated with white talcum powder, he created the illusion of flawless, youthful skin. Among his sitters were a host of celebrities, patrons, and friends, including Truman Capote, Liza Minnelli, Mick Jagger, David Hockney, and Frederick Weisman. The art historian Robert Rosenblum dubbed him "court painter of the 1970s." Original black cloth binding, with bronze and blind-stamped titles. Housed in the publisher's slipcase, which is slightly edgeworn

Signature: Signed "Andy Warhol" in felt-tip pen on the title page and numbered in pencil "95".

Publisher: The Whitney Museum of American Art & Random House, January 1, 1979

The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979

Donald J. Christal, California

About Andy Warhol

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

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Art Basel Miami Beach
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
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