To the general public, Andy Warhol is known as a painter of famous faces, from Liz & Marilyn & Jackie & Marlon to his own ever-changing self-portrait. Less known are the portraits he made thoughout his career of socialites, art dealers, collectors, politicians, & cult figures. This book provides an overview of this topic.
Tony Shafrazi is the director of the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, opened in 1979. He first met Andy Warhol in 1965 and started showing his work in his gallery in the early 1980s.Carter Ratcliff is a poet and art critic. Among his books of poetry are Fever Coast, Give Me Tomorrow, and Arrivederci, Modernismo. His writings on art include monographs on Andy Warhol and John Singer Sargent, as well as The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art and Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975. He has taught at a variety of institutions, including Hunter College, in New York, and The New York Studio School, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, several NEA Art Critics Grants, and the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association.Robert Rosenblum is Professor of Fine Arts at New York University and Stephen and Nan Swid Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He has written extensively on the work of Andy Warhol, including the books Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, Andy Warhol Knives, and Andy Warhol: Portraits of the Seventies and Eighties, among his many other books on the subject of art. He was the recipient of the Frank Jewett Mather Award of the College Art Association for Distinction in Art and Architectural Criticism in 1981, the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 2003, and is a contributing editor for Artforum magazine.
Introduction by Tony Shafrazi"Looking Good: Andy Warhol's Utopian Portraiture," essay by Carter Ratcliff"Warhol Portraits, Then and Now," essay by Robert RosenblumPlates Selected chronologyIndex