Andy Warhol Portraits
A comprehensive overview of Warhol's extensive portraits.
Tony Shafrazi, Carter Ratcliff and Robert Rosenblum
Published by Phaidon
Hardcover, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in (290 x 250 mm), 320 pages
To the general public, Andy Warhol is known as a painter of famous faces, from Liz and Marilyn and Jackie and Marlon to his own ever-changing self-portrait. Less known are the portraits he made throughout his career of socialites, art dealers, collectors, politicians, and a variety of contemporary cult figures, mostly commissioned work that helped finance Warhol's many other artistic activities. Now available in paperback, this book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Warhol's many portraits, including well-known icons as well as many works largely unknown even by avid Warhol followers.About the Author
Tony Shafrazi is the director of the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York. He first met Andy Warhol in 1965 and started showing his work in the early 1980s.
Carter Ratcliff is a poet and art critic. 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.
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.