Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 3
Paintings and Sculptures 1970–1974
The third in the multi-volume series on Warhol's complete artworks.
Edited by Neil Printz and Executive Editor Sally King-Nero
Size: 250 x 290 mm (9 7/8 x 11 3/8 in)
Pages: 572 pp
Illustrations: 850 illustrations
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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. 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Neil Printz, co-edited the first two volumes of the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné. Paintings and Sculpture, 1961-1963 and Paintings and Sculptures, 1964-1969. He is the Editor of Volume 3: Paintings and Sculptures, 1970-1974 and currently preparing Volume 4: Paintings and Sculpture, late 1974-1976.
Sally King-Nero is executive editor of the Warhol Catalogue Raisonné and Curator of Drawings and Photographs at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York.
"An unmistakable silk-screened cover distinguishes the first volume of the Warhol catalogue raisonné, assembling paintings and sculptures completed between 1961 and 1963. Commenced in 1977 by Thomas Ammann, the ambitious multi-volume project, once completed, will be the definitive resource on the innumerable, controversial works of the Pop star. In 1993 Georg Frei and Neil Printz - the first a critic and curator, the latter an art historian specializing in 20th-century American art - began editing the catalogue in cooperation with Kynaston McShine, Robert Rosenblum, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Authentication Board. In addition to essays and colour reproductions, Volume 1 contains an array of interesting sources used by the artist, including newspaper clippings and publicity shots of movie stars."—Tema Celeste
"If the Warhol catalogue raisonné stands to offer us new information about Warhol's project, we cannot ignore the fact that at the same time it functions as a tool of authentication for the market...In the end, even if the authenticating function of the catalogue raisonné comes up against the thornier issues by the artist's unique approach to authorship, we are left wih productive insights into Warhol's broader project."—Art Journal
"It's gratuitous, gigantic, gaudy-and expensive. Warhol would have loved it."—Details
"One does not ordinarily read catalogue raisonnés for fun, but the volume on Andy Warhol that deals with his paintings and sculptures from 1961 to 1963 takes you as close as I think you could get to the way his mind worked in that extraordinarily creative period. The mystery of Warhol's mind is undissolved, but how that mind worked on a day-to-day basis is thrilling to observe."—Arthur C Danto, Emeritus Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, The Art Newspaper