Ladies & Gentlemen

Author: Andy Warhol,Pier Paolo Pasolini

Publisher: Skarstedt Fine Art

ISBN: 9781616237172

Category: Art

Page: 78

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In 1975, Andy Warhol undertook a series of portraits of New York City transvestites, most of whom were recruited by Bob Colacello from a club called The Gilded Grape. The method for making these portraits followed Warhol's customary formula: a Polaroid portrait of the sitter was silkscreened onto a canvas, which was then embellished with synthetic polymer paint in a bright array of red, pinks, yellows and pastels. Warhol's transvestites are portrayed in a fairly classical fashion, neck-up, often at a three-quarter angle, and beckon at the viewer with a variety of expressions, from the plaintive to the coquettish to the triumphant. This beautifully produced monograph features 40 spot-varnished color reproductions of the "Ladies and Gentlemen" series, and reprints the Italian film-maker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini's fascinating and unusual take on Warhol and on the series.
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Author: Andy Warhol,Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 276

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Here you will find over 400 Polaroids by Andy Warhol of street hustlers and call boys engaging in sexual acts and posing as drag queens. The pictures inspired paintings known as the "Torso Series but, as Bob Colacello recounts, were known around the office as the "Cocks, Cunts, and Assholes Series.
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Author: Andy Warhol,B. H. D. Buchloh

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632423

Category: Art

Page: 133

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A critical primer on the work of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (1928-1987), one of the most celebrated artists of the last third of the twentieth century, owes his unique place in the history of visual culture not to the mastery of a single medium but to the exercise of multiple media and roles. A legendary art world figure, he worked as an artist, filmmaker, photographer, collector, author, and designer. Beginning in the 1950s as a commercial artist, he went on to produce work for exhibition in galleries and museums. The range of his efforts soon expanded to the making of films, photography, video, and books. Warhol first came to public notice in the 1960s through works that drew on advertising, brand names, and newspaper stories and headlines. Many of his best-known images, both single and in series, were produced within the context of pop art. Warhol was a major figure in the bridging of the gap between high and low art, and his mode of production in the famous studio known as "The Factory" involved the recognition of art making as one form of enterprise among others. The radical nature of that enterprise has ensured the iconic status of his art and person. Andy Warhol contains illustrated essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Thomas Crow, Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson, and Nan Rosenthal, plus a previously unpublished interview with Warhol by Buchloh. The essays address Warhol's relation to and effect on mass culture and the recurrence of disaster and death in his art.
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Author: Andy Warhol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Guise & Dolls

Author: Patricia Hickson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300214332

Category: Art

Page: 172

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Andy Warhol (1928–1987) and Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) are well known for significant work in portraiture and self-portraiture that challenged gender roles and notions of femininity, masculinity, and androgyny. This exciting and original book is the first to consider the two artists together, examining the powerful portraits they created during the vibrant and tumultuous era bookended by the Stonewall riots and the AIDS crisis. Several important bodies of work are featured, including Warhol'sLadies and Gentlemen series of drag queen portraits and Mapplethorpe's photographs of Patti Smith and of female body builder Lisa Lyon. These are explored alongside numerous other paintings, photographs, and films that demonstrate the artists' engagement with gender, identity, beauty, performance, and sexuality, including their own self-portraits and portraits of one another. Essays trace the convergences and divergences of Warhol and Mapplethorpe's work, and examine the historical context of the artists' projects as well as their lasting impact on contemporary art and queer culture. Firsthand accounts by the artists' collaborators and subjects reveal details into the making and exhibition of some of the works presented here. With an illustrated timeline highlighting key moments in the artists' careers, and more than 90 color plates of their arresting pictures, this book provides a fascinating study of two of the most compelling figures in 20th-century art.
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Pop Art and Egalitarianism

Author: Anthony E. Grudin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634777X

Category: Art

Page: 202

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Warhol and class -- Varieties of pop -- Warhol's participatory culture -- Warhol's brand images -- Warhol, modernism, egalitarianism -- Conclusion: Warhol's neoliberalism
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Author: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 256

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A colorful array of male portraits by the innovative artist and filmmaker features a sensual array of illustrations, paintings, drawings, silkscreens, Polaroid studies, and fine art photographs capturing such notables as Christopher Isherwood, Truman Capote, and James Dean, as well as other colleagues, friends, and entourage members. Original.
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From A to B and Back Again

Author: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547543433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.
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Author: David M. Halperin,Valerie Traub

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226314383

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

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Asking if the political requirements of gay pride have repressed discussion of the more uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality, 'Gay Shame' seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies.
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From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Author: Sara Krajewski,Brian Ferriso

Publisher: Distributed Art

ISBN: 9780692764473

Category: Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Page: 183

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"I'm for mechanical art," said Andy Warhol (1928-87). "When I took up silkscreening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through commercial techniques of multiple reproduction." Printmaking was a vital artistic practice for Warhol. Prints figure prominently throughout his career from his earliest work as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s to the collaborative silkscreens made in the Factory during the 1960s and the commissioned portfolios of his final years. In their fascination with popular culture and provocative subverting of the difference between original and copy, Warhol's prints are recognized now as a prescient forerunner of today's hyper-sophisticated, hyper-saturated and hyper-accelerated visual culture. Andy Warhol: Prints, published to accompany a major exhibition at the Portland Art Museum--the largest of its kind ever to be presented--includes approximately 250 of Warhol's prints and ephemera from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, including iconic silkscreen prints of Campbell's soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. Organized chronologically and by series, Andy Warhol: Prints establishes the range of Warhol's innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of four decades, with a particular focus on Warhol's use of different printmaking techniques, beginning with illustrated books and ending with screen printing.
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Andy Warhol & Photography

Author: Joseph D. Ketner,Raphaela Platow,Synne Genzmer

Publisher: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst

ISBN: 9783869843162

Category: Photography

Page: 199

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'Image Machine' examines the role of the photograph in Andy Warhol's art, its relationship to his portrait painting and his late paintings and prints, and his rigorous documentation of his social life.
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A Pictorial History of Male Cross-dressing in the Movies

Author: Jean-Louis Ginibre,John Lithgow,Barbara Cady

Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing

ISBN: 1933231041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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From Greek drama through vaudeville and modern cinema, nothing in the theatrical experience has ever guaranteed a laugh like a man in a dress. This spectacular pictorial history examines the grand tradition of male cross-dressing in the movies through more than 700 photos, more than half of which are previously unpublished. The screen's greatest stars, from comedians like Buster Keaton and Peter Sellers to "serious" actors like Marlon Brando and Max von Sydow, are pictured in everything from bustiers to ball gowns. Just as in real life, the cinematic motives for cross-dressing are complex, ranging from plot device (I Was a Male War Bride) and social commentary (Tootsie) to the simple sight gags of Laurel and Hardy. The book explores these and myriad other reasons actors are coaxed out of dress suits and into dresses. By turns provocative, serious, and silly, Ladies or Gentlemen is a delightful study of a seldom-explored facet of cinema history.
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The Biography

Author: Victor Bockris

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786730285

Category: Art

Page: 624

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Artist, filmmaker, magazine publisher, instigator of Pop Art, Andy Warhol (19281987) used his canvasses of dollar bills, soup cans, and celebrities to subvert distinctions between high and popular culture. His spectacular career encompassed the underground scene as well as the equally deviant worlds of politics, show business, and high society. Warhol is the definitive chronicle of Warhol's storied life.
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