Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 3 Paintings and Sculptures 1970-1974 Edited by Neil Printz ____________________________________________________________ ISBN 9780714856988 Retail Price GBP295.00/$US495.00/A395.00/$CA595.00/$AUS750.00 List Art Publication Month May 2010 Specifications Binding Hardback Extent 512 Trim Size Height (mm) * 250 Width (mm) * 290 Height (inches) * 9 7/8 Width (inches) * 11 3/8 Illustrations Colour Illustrations 700 B&W Illustrations 150 ____________________________________________________________ Short Description The sculpture and paintings of 1970-4 are the subject of this third volume of the catalogue dedicated to publishing the complete paintings, sculptures and drawings of Andy Warhol (1928-87). As authoritative and detailed as the highly praised first two volumes, here Warhol's sculptures and paintings of these four years are comprehensively catalogued and illustrated. Early in this period Warhol was concentrating on film and sculpture, as he had been since being shot in 1968, but by late 1971 or early 1972 he was returning to painting and developing his painterly, 'sloppy and fast' style; a dramatic shift from his 'hard' mechanical style of before 1968. The volume covers major sculptures, such as the Rain Machine, the series of paintings Mao and Man Ray, and commissioned portraits of important, celebrated and fashionable people of the day - many from Warhol's travels through Europe during this time. It is a time of great transition for Warhol, including developing his relationships with various media and the impact of his first purchase of a Big Shot Polaroid camera. His diaries and the photographs he took on travels and of his subjects enliven the narrative and give intriguing insights into his works of these years and his unique engagement with the culture and society of that time. ____________________________________________________________ Sales Points The third volume in the acclaimed multi-volume series presenting the most accurate and authoritative data on Andy Warhol (1928-87) ever assembled, including eagerly awaited new scholarship Includes 700 catalogued works, documenting his early paintings and sculpture made between 1970 and 1974 and incorporating newly discovered works as well as some previously thought to be lost Features constructions including the Rain Machine, the first Big Shot portraits, the Mao paintings, the Man Ray series and commissioned portraits of friends and celebrities Presents Warhol's return to painting in the early 1970s after giving it up after being shot in 1968, the great shift in his painting style and the range of his production alternating between large series and his flourishing international portrait practice ____________________________________________________________ Contributors ____________________________________________________________ Description This third volume of the catalogue dedicated to publishing the complete paintings, sculptures and drawings of Andy Warhol (1928-87) focuses on the years 1970 to 1974. With the authoritative writing and fascinating attention to detail of the first two volumes, Warhol's works of these four years are comprehensively catalogued and illustrated, with the exception of the drawings to be included in a subsequent volume. At the time this volume begins Warhol had been working at his second Factory, his studio at 33 Union Square West, since 1968 and his painting activity had not resumed since his recovery from having been shot that same year. He did not have a painting studio at this building until late 1971 or early 1972 and was instead concentrating on film and sculpture, including the Rain Machine, as discussed in Chapter One. It was the aquiring of his first Big Shot polaroid camera shifted his momentum back to painting again and he began to photograph his sitters, taking 25-100 shots, to capture a personality before beginning a painting. Portraits of key figures of the time demonstrate his development of his new painterly style, mature by late 1972. The Mao series was the first painting series since 1968, consisting of at least 199 paintings made between March 1972 and August 1973. His Mao paintings premiered in a grand exhibition in Paris in early 1974, and his portrait subjects included many of the most socially prominent and fashionable members of Parisian society, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Helene Rochas, and Sylvie de Waldner, as well as members of the international art world such as David Hockney, the dealer Alexandre Iolas, Henry Geldzahler. His painting style at this time was summed up by Warhol himself as 'sloppy and fast', painting wet-on-wet paint on top of the photographic image and screen prints, sometimes with fingers rather than brush. His style would change again in 1974 but in this volume we see several series and numerous commissioned portraits with this painterly style. He worked on series alongside commissions, and that of the Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray, the subject of Chapter 5, was a series of some sixty works that developed from a commissioned portrait. Including transcriptions the diaries Warhol kept from 1972 and 1973, and the Polaroids he took on his travels through Europe and of his subjects, this volume has a strong narrative that presents the artist at a time of great change in his work. The 1970s have been often neglected in studies of Warhol's career and this volume, highlighting his extraordinary engagement with the culture and society of the time, brings to deserved attention the work of the first four years of the decade. ____________________________________________________________ Contents Introduction / Chapter 1: Sculptures 1970-2 / Chapter 1: Portraits 1970-2 / Chapter 3: Mao 1972-3 / Chapter 4: Portraits 1973 / Chapter 5: Man Ray 1973-4 / Chapter 6: Portraits 1974 / Appendix 1: Chronology 1970-4 / Appendix 2: Warhol's Studio and Office at 33 Union Square West by Vincent Fremont / Appendix 3: Technical notes 1970-2 / Appendix 4: Whitney Museum, New York 1971 / Appendix 5: Corpus Christi 1972 / Appendix 6: Irving Blum, Los Angeles 1973 / Appendix 7: Paris, early 1974 / Appendix 8: Four Abstract Paintings / Appendix 9: Five Unifinished Paintings, 1972-4 / Appendix 10: Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett Interview Federico Fellini, 1973 / Appendix 11: Factory 'Diasries' / Appendix 12: 'Mao, My Mother and Other Friends' Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, 1975 / Title index / General index
Neil Printz, a specialist in 20th-century American art, is currently Editor of the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonne. He is Professor of Art History at Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey.Sally King-Nero is executive editor of the Warhol Catalogue Raisonne and Curator of Drawings and Photographs at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York.