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Warhol (Basic Art Series) by Klaus Honnef Taschen Book

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is renowned for being the most important proponent of the Pop Art movement. He's the artist who put soup cans in MoMA and movie stars in the Met. Warhol drew on contemporary advertisements, comic strips, consumer products and Hollywood's most famous faces. He created a reevaluation of what constituted artistic subject matter. Warhol famously stated, “I want to be a machine." He systematically reduced the presence of his own authorship, working with mass-production methods and images, as well as dozens of assistants in a studio he dubbed the Factory.

This introduction book to Warhol's work presents more than 100 images in top-quality reproductions that retain all of the originals’ pop. Warhol’s multifaceted, prolific oeuvre revolutionized distinctions between “high” and “low” art, integrating ideas of living, producing and consuming that remain central questions of modern experience.

The author

Klaus Honnef was an honorary professor of photography theory at the Kassel Art Academy. He was one of the organizers of documenta 5 and documenta 6 in Kassel, and has been the curator of more than 500 exhibitions in Germany and abroad. He has written numerous books, including TASCHEN’s Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol, and Pop Art.

Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 96 pages