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by Carter Ratcliffe,Robert Rosenblum,Tony Shafrazi

eBook Andy Warhol Portraits download ISBN: 0714846678
Author: Carter Ratcliffe,Robert Rosenblum,Tony Shafrazi
Publisher: Phaidon Press; First Edition edition (March 19, 2007)
Language: English
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Tony Shafrazi is the director of the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York which first opened in 1979. He first met Andy Warhol in 1965 and Tony started showing his work in the gallery in the early 1980s. Carter Ratcliff is an art critic

Tony Shafrazi is the director of the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York which first opened in 1979. Carter Ratcliff is an art critic. His writings on art include monographs on Andy Warhol and John Singer Sargent, as well as The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art. He has taught at a variety of institutions, including Hunter College, in New York and The New York Studio School.

This book includes an essay by Robert Rosenblum, who also contributed to the Whitney's original exhibition catalogue, a text . This book grew out of an exhibition that was organized by the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, in 2005

This book includes an essay by Robert Rosenblum, who also contributed to the Whitney's original exhibition catalogue, a text by renowned art historian and Warhol expert Carter Ratcliff, and an introduction by Tony Shafrazi. This book grew out of an exhibition that was organized by the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, in 2005. With the show, Shafrazi paid homage to a seminal display of Warhol's portraits that took place at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1979-80.

Carter Ratcliff, Robert Rosenblum, Tony Shafrazi. To the general public, Andy Warhol is known as a painter of famous faces, from Liz and Marilyn and Jackie and Marlon to his own ever-changing self-portrait. Less known are the portraits he made throughout his career of socialites, art dealers, collectors, politicians, and a variety of contemporary cult figures, mostly commissioned work that helped finance Warhol's many other artistic activities.

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Featuring more than 300 portraits made from the early 1960s until the artist's death in 1987, Andy Warhol Portraits is the first book to provide a comprehensive view of this overlooked body of work, which includes such well-known twentieth-century icons as Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli, and Queen Elizabeth, as well as many paintings largely unknown even to avid Warhol followers. With contextualizing essays by longtime Warhol collaborator Tony Shafrazi and art critics Carter Ratcliff and Robert Rosenblum, Andy Warhol Portraits is a facebook of the amazing cast of characters that populated Warhol's fascinating, star-studded, and, at times, sordid world.
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This book is what it says on the tin: a big thick collection of full-color, full-page high quality depictions of Andy Warhol's portraits of people.

After you've studied Warhol's general oeuvre--- the soupcans, Brillo pads, silver balloons and happenings--- you'll definitely want to get a big close look at the paintings which basically supported Warhol, financially, keeping him afloat after the initial 1960's brouhaha of Pop Art had passed.

These are mostly sharp, dramatic paintings of the very rich, the very beautiful and the very famous, the dramatis personae who populated Warhol's circle, done in silkscreen on canvas; all the paintings have a square aspect ratio, and all feature the artist's amazing, innovative and subtly chic color palette, and his style, which appeared to be a effort mixed of seemingly slapdash paintstreaks and extremely precise halftone shadings and layout. It is well-known that Warhol had a factory of helpers-- his "Superstars"--- who did a lot of the actual silkscreen printing for him. Legend has it that all these famous images were first sourced by Andy's having taken cheap, quick, flash-lit Polaroid snapshots at parties. Andy was fascinated by the things in America which were either singularly precious, or cheaply disposable, and he mingled both aesthetics in his artwork.

If you study Warhol's career, you know that many art critics have dismissed as "not real Art" just about everything the artist did after his being shot in 1968. After that fateful date, Warhol decided that portraitizing the beau-monde (movie stars, art dealers, rockstars, socialites, royalty and supermodels) and demi-monde (drag queens, drug addicts, hustlers and pornstars) of New York society was how he chose to spend the period roughly from 1968--1984. This thick PHAIDON book contains a sumptuous collection of those portraits in large format.

Nowdays, digital softwares allow us to approximate the general look of the famous portraits, but if you'll closely examine the subtleties of these canvases, you'll observe that they are full of shrewd and subtle details that almost no modern Photoshop practitioner can duplicate. As John Updike has said, none of the modern knockoffs of Warhol even come close to what the artist was really doing with these silkscreens.

Highly recommended. [N.B. Do note that this book does NOT contain the iconic oil-pastel celebrity covers of INTERVIEW magazine; those were done not by Warhol, but by the late Richard Bernstein. Hopefully, we'll get a nice big book of his portraits someday!]
This book enables the reader to discover some rarely seen paintings by Warhol, representing many personalities from the sixties, seventies and eighties, from O.J. Simpson to Pelé, from the Queen of England to the Shah of Iran, artists, art dealers, art collectors, musicians (John Lennon...), actors, fashion designers and friends of the artist's. Even though it was this kind of work that drew the harshest criticism (Robert Hughes, critic for Time Magazine, dubbed Warhol the new Van Dongen, meaning by that that he only painted superficial portraits of the rich and famous of his time), they still show the scope and depth of Warhol's creative power. The book is lavishly illustrated and the text was written by leading Warhol authorities (dealer or critic). A very complete checklist of all the portraits illustrated is given at the end of the book. A valuable addition to the albeit extensive Warhol literature.
love the book
This is an execellent recource for someone looking to see all of Warhol's ouvre - it includes practically all there is to see from his portraits. I loved it but I would only recommend it to someone with specific interest in the subject. Otherwise some other book featuring less but more varied works woud be more appropriate.
Outstanding resource for POP PORTRAITS. A must!
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When most people think of Andy Warhol, images of Campbell's soup cans and a vividly colored Chairman Mao come to mind. For those who know Warhol better, memories also include Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, most wanted posters, and self-portraits of the artist.

What few appreciate is that portraiture was the bread-and-butter that Warhol used to finance his experimental work at the Factory. Before this book, you could not see the full range of this work. Unframed and grouped with similar and complementary works in the same time period, these 300 portraits show a considerable range of style and expression that will be a new perspective for all but collectors of Warhol portraits. I found the work to be so impressive that it totally changed my sense of who Warhol was as an artist.

In this book, the portraits do the talking. The brief essays merely describe the processes that Warhol used and that he tried to make people look good . . . and larger than life. But you knew that already, didn't you?

The range of the ways he captured the spirit of his subjects is what's most impressive in this volume. Repetition of the same image in one work with different treatments could help us see many different expressions of the person (see Natalie 1962). In other places, many images of the same person in one work express mood, movement, and a story (see Sixteen Jackies 1964). In other cases, multiple images of the same subject give us deep insight into personality (see Ethel Scull 1963). In other cases, the multiple images show the reality as well as the personality (see Merce Cunningham 1963 and Triple Rauschenberg 1963).

Exploring different use of colors and backgrounds, Warhol could totally change our emotions as viewers (Silver Liz 1963 gives us a sense of coolness and elegance while Liz 1963 shows a woman of great emotion and passion).

In Warhol's process, subjects were photographed around 100 times using a Polaroid camera. The subject then picked the images (or image) that she or he liked best. The images were turned into silk screens. Then, Warhol added the background and color to capture what the mere shape could not. The degree of focus also creates more or less power and immediacy (compare Donald Judd 1967 and Robert Rauschenberg 1967).

The portraits also create dialogues, such as when married couples had their portraits done around the same time. In the book, these images are often on facing pages. You'll be arrested to see Nelson Rockefeller 1967 and Happy Rockefeller 1968 looking off into the same spot in space . . . but not each other. The color overlap is minimal, emphasizing their differences.

These images are even more arresting when the pair are portrayed looking away from one another as with Gianni Agnelli 1972 and Marella Agnelli 1972.

In places, painterly backgrounds add remarkable depth and power to the images as with the Agnellis.

In places, the painterly treatment is sufficient to remind one of the work of Degas such as Lee Radziwell, 1972.

Portrait creators have always arranged sitters carefully to emphasize a certain point. Warhol does this in a very minimal way, often adding more than part of a hand touching the face or a bit of clothing. Because of its slight use, the impact is much stronger.

How do the subjects fare? Those with strong personalities do best. Those with complex personalities are rendered beautifully, but aren't as accessible. Subjects who want to look physically attractive often appear merely decorative, like a background model at a party.

Warhol's talent can best be seen by comparing the various ways he renders eyes. Male and female subjects alike receive slashes of color that sometimes resemble eye shadow and other times seem like tiny masks.

There isn't much that's soulful about these works. They are more about promotion than about moral uplift. It's all the more surprising when that soulfulness appears as in Farah Dibah Pahlavai (Empress of Iran) 1977.

Seeing Judy Garland 1979 and Liza Minelli 1979 made me wish that Warhol had done more mother-daughter combinations. These two stunners crawl right inside you.

Part of Warhol's art comes in knowing something about the person. Where the subject is unknown, you'll find yourself a little more baffled about what the message is. Think of each of the celebrity portraits then as being in part a reflection of the public image and our current perceptions. Warhol uses this celebrity awareness to good purpose in creating very minimal works that express the dominant impression of a person (see Martha Graham 1980).

As his career continued, the works became more daring. I was particularly drawn to the line drawings with bold bands of color such as in Paul Delvaux 1981 and Jean Cocteau 1985.

Some of these portraits will cause you to stop and rethink what you know about the people. I had that reaction to the pairing of Prince Charles 1982 (coolly displayed as a young symbol of the monarchy) with the almost flirtatious Princess Diana 1982 (appearing as a powerful force with an earthy grounding).

The portrait of John Lennon is simply stunning (1985-86).

For a good sense of Warhol's progress, you'll enjoy seeing many of his self-portraits.

Enjoy a good look!