- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Publication Date: March 1, 2020
- Price: $11.95
- Trim Size: 6 5⁄8 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-84976-318-9
- EAN: 9781849763189
- Page Count: 80
- Illustrations: 60 color illustrations
- Format: Paperback
The perfect introduction to the life and work of this pioneering artist
The work of Andy Warhol (1928–1987) reflected and commented on contemporary themes in American society: consumerism, celebrity, mass production, disaster, and death. To capture these ideas he used a wide range of iconic images: Coca-Cola, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the electric chair, the crashed car, the race riot, and the atomic bomb. His openness to subject matter was matched by a willingness to explore all media, resulting in his innovative approach to painting, photography, drawing, and printmaking, and his influential activity as an experimental filmmaker. Andy Warholoffers a concise introduction to and pictorial overview of one of the greatest modern artists, one who redefined 20th-century art.
About the author
Stephanie Straine is curator of exhibitions and projects at Modern Art Oxford. She specializes in American art of the 1960s.