Andy Warhol (1928–87) was a phenomenon. He remains a phenomenon to this day, not only through his own work but also through that of the many admirers and followers who populate the stage of contemporary art. This sumptuous volume presents the first full-scale exploration of Warhol’s tremendous influence across the generations of artists that have succeeded him.
Warhol brought to the art world a unique awareness of the relationship that art might have with popular consumer culture and tabloid news, with celebrity, and with sexuality. Each of these themes is explored through visual dialogues between Warhol and some sixty artists, among them John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Gilbert & George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Damien Hirst, Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Elizabeth Peyton, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and Luc Tuymans. These juxtapositions not only demonstrate Warhol’s overt influence but also suggest how artists have either worked in parallel modes or developed his model in dynamic new directions.
Featuring commentary by many of the world’s leading contemporary artists, as well as a major essay by the celebrated critic Mark Rosenthal and an extensive illustrated chronology, together with over 200 colour plates, Regarding Warhol is an outstanding publication that will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in contemporary art.
Mark Rosenthal is an independent curator. Marla Prather is Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ian Alteveer is Assistant Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rebecca Lowery is research Assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.