This catalogue documents Andy Warhol’s work from 1962–1964 when his focus shifted to the tragedy of celebrity, providing a mirror for the mass media. New writings and insight about Warhol’s work and its legacy are included. The catalogue design resonates with its subject matter: both Warhol’s multiple canvas paintings as well as his use of source material from popular magazines. The book evokes Warhol’s ideas by referencing his original source material (publications such as Life magazine, etc.), embracing the pragmatic attitude of 1960s American magazine/tabloid design. The six versions of the book cover reference the artist’s use of multiples within his paintings, which adopted serial production techniques such as silk-screening. The various color combinations of linen and foil reference specific Warhol works (Elvis I and II, Turquoise Marilyn, Sixteen Jackies, etc.).
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