Headline-making in every sense, the myriad works of art in which Andy Warhol used or referenced tabloids throughout his career are explored in this book as a coherent body for the first time.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 25, 2011-January 2, 2012
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, February 11-May 13, 2012
Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna, Rome, Italy, June 11-September 9, 2012
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 14, 2012-January 6, 2013
Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Obsessed with contemporary culture, Warhol celebrated the sensational as well as the mundane in every facet of society. His headline works, which were realized in a range of formats-from two-dimensional to time-based media such as film, video, and television-chart in real time the great shift in the technological means employed to deliver the news from the 1950s until the artist's death in 1987. This companion volume to a riveting exhibition brings together more than 80 works, from Warhol's earliest drawings and paintings of newspaper headlines, to his screen-printed canvases, photographs, and electronic media, and concluding with collaborative works he produced with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring illuminating essays and abundant reproductions of the headline works, as well as source materials and examples of Warhol's private scrapbooks of clippings, this unique and powerful volume demonstrates the rich intersection of mainstream media and fine art.
About the Author
MOLLY DONOVAN is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. JOHN J. CURLEY is Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ANTHONY E. GRUDIN is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont.
"Rolling Stone illustrator Ralph Steadman delivers a weirrd, wonderful coffee-table book full of deliciously grotesque political caricatures." - Rolling Stone
"The smartly designed [book] showcases the Pop Art master's extensive use of newspaper themes and images..." - Jonathan Lopez, Wall Street Journal
Headline-making in every sense, the myriad works of art in which Andy Warhol used or referenced tabloids throughout his career are explored in this book as a coherent body for the first time