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By drawing inspiration from contemporary advertisements, comic strips, consumer products, and the iconic faces of Hollywood, Warhol embarked on a daring exploration that challenged conventional notions of artistic subject matter. Through his vision, everyday items like Campbell's soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles acquired the status of legitimate artistic expressions on par with traditional still lifes. Simultaneously, Warhol redefined the role of the artist himself. Proclaiming his desire to become a machine, he deliberately diminished his personal authorship, employing methods of mass production and collaborating with numerous assistants in his renowned studio, aptly named the Factory.

Within the pages of this book, you will be introduced to the vast and varied body of work by Warhol, whose artistic output revolutionized the boundaries between "high" and "low" art. His oeuvre delves into the essence of modern existence, questioning the interplay of living, creating, and consuming that continues to resonate in contemporary society. Prepare to immerse yourself in the multifaceted world of Warhol, where the distinction between art and everyday life dissolves, and his innovative ideas continue to shape our understanding of the modern experience.

    Explore related artwork by Andy Warhol at the Chrysler Museum

    Product Details

    • English edition
    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Publication Date:
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.6 inches
      (25.9 × 21.1 × 1.5 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.24 lb (19.8 oz; 562 g)
    • SKU010003167 | ISBN: 9783836543897

    About Klaus Honnef

    Klaus Honnef (born 1939) was honorary professor of photography theory at the Kassel Art Academy. He was one of the organizers of documenta 5 and documenta 6 in Kassel, and has been the curator of more than 500 exhibitions in Germany and abroad. He has written numerous books, including TASCHEN’s Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol, and Pop Art.

    About the Artist, Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol  (American, 1928 - 1987) was a visual artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best-known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962).

    About Taschen

    Since its inception in 1985, the Taschen's Basic Art Series has evolved into the most successful collection of art books ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series boasts around 100 color illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions, a detailed and illustrated introduction, and a carefully curated selection of the epoch's most significant works. These works are presented on a two-page spread, featuring a full-page image alongside an interpretation, as well as a portrait and a concise biography of the artist.

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