Warhol by the Book

Exhibition Website

Feb 5 2016 - May 15 2016

Andy  Warhol’s fascination with publishing and the art of the book was lifelong—rooted in his artistic training as a college student and early career in advertising, fashion, and commercial illustration.

For close to forty years, books were a touchstone for Warhol—a medium to which he returned again and again as a platform for his unparalleled creativity. He contributed to more than eighty projects for books and left traces behind of dozens of others that were never realized.

Warhol by the Book is the first exhibition in New York devoted solely to Warhol’s career as a book artist. This retrospective features more than 130 objects dating from the artist’s student days, his early years in New York as a commercial artist and self-publisher, and the decades of innovation spanning the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s that solidified Warhol’s standing in the history of modern art. Items on display include the only surviving book project from the 1940s; drawings, screen prints, photographs, self-published books, children’s books, photography books, text-based books, unique books, archival material; and his much-sought-after dust jacket designs.

Credit: Exhibition Overview from the The Morgan Library & Museum website.

Whether or not you go, although not directly associated with this exhibition, Reading Andy Warhol: Author Illustrator Publisher is a book that explores Warhol's fascination and involvement with books.
  • Books / Manuscripts
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Andy Warhol

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