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Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Rosenthal, Mark, Marla Prather, Ian Alteveer, and Rebecca Lowery
2012
304 pages
308 illustrations
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For decades, commentators have acknowledged Andy Warhol's phenomenal impact on contemporary art. Unlike the many existing books about the artist, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years is the first full-scale exploration of his tremendous reach across several generations of artists who in key ways respond to his groundbreaking work.

Examining in depth the nature of the Warhol sensibility, the book is organized around five significant themes in the artist's work: popular consumer culture and tabloid news; portraiture and the cult of celebrity; issues of sexual identity and gender; artistic practices such as seriality, abstraction, and appropriation; and the role of collaboration in Warhol's ventures into filmmaking, publishing, and the creation of environments and spectacles. Each theme is delineated with visual "dialogues" between prime examples of Warhol's works and works in various media by some sixty other artists, among them John Baldessari, Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, and Ryan Trecartin. These juxtapositions not only demonstrate Warhol's overt influence but also suggest how artists have either worked in parallel modes or developed his model in dynamic new directions.

The volume includes a major essay by Mark Rosenthal, original interviews with a number of artists featured in the book, and a visual archive and extensive illustrated chronology that chart the "Warhol effect" over the past fifty years.

Before and After I, Andy Warhol  American, Casein on canvas
1961
Dr. Scholl's Corns, Andy Warhol  American, Casein and wax crayon on canvas
1961
Mona Lisa, Andy Warhol  American, Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
1963
Nine Jackies, Andy Warhol  American, Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
1964
Flowers, Andy Warhol  American, Acrylic and silkscreen enamel on canvas
1967–68
Flowers, Andy Warhol  American, Acrylic and silkscreen enamel on canvas
1967–68
Self-Portrait, Andy Warhol  American, Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
1986
Andy Warhol and members of The Factory: Paul Morrissey, director; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Candy Darling, actor; Eric Emerson, actor; Jay Johnson, actor; Tom Hompertz, actor; Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Paul Morrissey; Taylor Mead, actor; Brigid Polk, actress; Joe Dallesandro; Andy Warhol, artist, New York, October 30, 1969, Richard Avedon  American, Gelatin silver print
October 30, 1969, printed September 1975
December 18, 1974
March 15, 1975
French Chris on the Convertible, NYC, Nan Goldin  American, Silver dye bleach print
1979
Pollock and Tureen, Arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Connecticut, Louise Lawler  American, Silver dye bleach print
1984
Memory Rendering of the Man on the Moon, Vik Muniz  Brazilian, Gelatin silver print
1990
Untitled (cowboy), Richard Prince  American, Chromogenic print
1989
Untitled, Cindy Sherman  American, Chromogenic print
1982
Fidel Castro, Hiroshi Sugimoto  Japanese, Gelatin silver print
2001
Skull, Andy Warhol  American, Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
1977
Thank You, Paine Webber, Hans Haacke  American and German, Gelatin silver print and silver dye bleach print
1979

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Rosenthal, Mark Lawrence. 2012. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years [Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., Sept. 18 - Dec. 31, 2012, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 2 -Apr. 28, 2013]. New York New Haven [Conn.]: Metropolitan museum of art distributed by Yale university press.