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Andy Warhol

Self Portraits (Fright Wigs)

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10 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches (26.92 x 26.92 cm.)
50 pages. Illustrated in color throughout.
Hardcover
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9971496-2-3
Retail Price: $30 USD

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol: Self Portraits (Fright Wigs) at Skarstedt Gallery in New York, this catalogue features beautiful full plate images, details and installation shots of Andy Warhol's monumental Self Portraits of 1986. The catalogue also features an essay Shades of Warhol discussing the iconic series.

The Self Portrait (Fright Wig) series represents a culmination of themes present in Warhol’s oeuvre. Throughout his career, Warhol painted portraits of celebrities, politicians and socialites that he considered the icons of contemporary life. Here he places himself in that same category, elevating his own status and the status of the artist. Further, Warhol employs his mechanical approach to art making by using his perfected silk-screen technique to create a serialized image.

Warhol’s work has been the subject of countless exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. Important exhibitions were held at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin in 2001, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany in 1996, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1989. His works have also been exhibited in major institutions such as the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May of 1994. His work has been featured in numerous publications. Andy Warhol died in 1987 in New York.

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