Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography


Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography was on view at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in 2013.

Andy Warhol is such an influential figure in Pop Art, but did you know photography also played a massive role in his works, especially his portrait and late paintings and prints? This book examines the role of photography in Warhol’s art, and the three sections introduce his mediated images, the 80s through his eyes, and the relationship between hand and machine.

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This exhibition catalog is from the collection of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
This book examines the role of the photograph in Warhol’s art, its relationship to his portrait painting and his late paintings and prints, and his rigorous documentation of his social life. The book is divided into three sections: the first, “Warhol’s Mediated Image,” focuses on the artist’s appropriation of the photographic image, his initial use of the photo booth for portraits, the polaroids, and his mature portrait painting process in the 1970s. Direct comparisons are made here between source material and finished work. The second section, “The 80s through the Eyes of Andy,” covers Warhol’s legendary socializing on the New York club scene of the 1980s and contains his portraits of leading celebrities of the era. Lastly, “The Hand and the Machine” looks at Warhol’s use of photographs to create his late paintings and prints and features works such as the Self-Portrait wallpaper (1978) and the series Ladies and Gentlemen (1975) and Torsos (1977). The extent of Andy Warhol’s photographic output has been only recently made apparent, thanks to the Warhol Photographic Legacy program’s efforts, which assisted in producing this volume.

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Weight 2.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.9 × 9 × 0.6 in