- Publication Date: June 9, 2020
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 6 5⁄8 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781849763189
- Page Count: 80
- Illustrations: 60 color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
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 Warhol, with its radiant metallic cover, offers 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.