Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987

October 12th, 2010 No Comments   Posted in Art History

In the forty years since he first appeared on the New York art scene, Andy Warhol has become synonymous with Pop Art–and with the wry definition of fame as something that never lasts more than 15 minutes. But Warhol spent his career working so prodigiously as to assure long lasting renown. In the printmaking field alone, his output was prolific, and his appropriation of silkscreen as a fine art medium forever altered the way prints look.
This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition of Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonn√©: 1962-1987 traces Warhol’s complete graphic oeuvre from his first unique works on paper in 1962 through his final published portfolio in 1987. More than 1,700 works are illustrated, an increase of 500 from the previous edition of the catalogue raisonn√©, and complete documentation is provided for each. New additions include a section focusing on Warhol’s popular portraits, with documentation of prints that were related to paintings commissioned during the 1970s and 1980s and a new supplement featuring prints and illustrated books from the 1950s, including the beloved 25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy. There is also an eight-page essay by Donna De Salvo addressing Warhol’s self-published books and portfolios from the same era. An extensive chronology of printmaking activity, a complete exhibition history, a selected bibliography, and a greatly expanded appendix to published prints, complete the book. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonn√©: 1962-1987, in its fourth edition, will continue to be the critical reference tool for scholars, collectors, auction houses, libraries, curators, and art dealers.
Warhol had the tremendous gift of understanding which were the defining myths of a generation. . . . [His] political gift was his ability to make objective as art the defining images of the American consciousness–the images that expressed our desires, our fears, and what we. . .trusted and mistrusted. –Arthur C. Danto

Fourth Edition Revised and Expanded by Frayda Feldman and Claudia Defendi.
Edited by Frayda Feldman, Claudia Defendi and Jörg Schellmann.
Essays by Arthur C. Danto and Donna De Salvo.

Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in.,400 pages, 1500 color, 200 b/w illustrations

After Modern Art 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)

October 10th, 2010 No Comments   Posted in ebook Art

Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful; it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. This book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of the period as a whole, clarifying the artists and their works along the way. Closely informed by new critical approaches, it concentrates on the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the eve of the new millennium.

Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, with careful attention being given to the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. Moving along a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art to explain the theoretical and issue-based debates that have provided the engine for the art of this period.

The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art

October 10th, 2010 No Comments   Posted in ebook Art

In this book, Martha Buskirk addresses the interesting fact that since the early 1960s, almost anything can and has been called art. Among other practices, contemporary artists have employed mass-produced elements, impermanent materials, and appropriated imagery, have incorporated performance and video, and have created works through instructions carried out by others. Furthermore, works of art that lack traditional signs of authenticity or permanence have been embraced by institutions long devoted to the original and the permanent.

Buskirk begins with questions of authorship raised by minimalists’ use of industrial materials and methods, including competing claims of ownership and artistic authorship evident in conflicts over the right to fabricate artists’ works. Examining recent examples of appropriation, she finds precedents in pop art and the early twentieth-century readymade and explores the intersection of contemporary artistic copying and the system of copyrights, trademarks, and brand names characteristic of other forms of commodity production. She also investigates the ways that connections between work and context have transformed art and institutional conventions, the impact of new materials on definitions of medium, the role of the document as both primary and secondary object, and the significance of conceptually oriented performance work for the intersection of photography and the human body in contemporary art.

Buskirk explores how artists active in the 1980s and 1990s have recombined strategies of the art of the 1960s and 1970s. She also shows how the mechanisms through which art is presented shape not only readings of the work but the work itself. She uses her discussion of the readymade and conceptual art to explore broader issues of authorship, reproduction, context, and temporality.

The Beatles Four Faces Pop Art Music Poster Print – 24×36

October 8th, 2010 No Comments   Posted in Arts Poster

The Beatles Four Faces Pop Art Music Poster Print – 24×36