The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, initiated in 1977 by Thomas Ammann, has been sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts since 1993. The original advisors to the project were the distinguished curators and art historians Kynaston McShine and Robert Rosenblum.
Volume 1 includes classic and much-prized Warhol works, produced between 1961–63, such as the Campbell Soup Can paintings, images of the iconic figures of Marilyn, Liz and Elvis, the Death and Disaster series and early self-portraits.
Volume 2 documents the artist's paintings, sculpture and installations made between 1964–69, the important period known as 'The Factory Years', when Warhol began to acquire Pop Art fame as well as a cadre of collaborators and fans - all of which made 'The Factory' into one of the most mythologized artist's studios ever, and made Warhol's work at this time emblematic of his career as a whole.
Volume 3: The sculpture and paintings of 1970–74 are the subject of this third volume of the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, which includes Warhol’s nearly 200 portraits from the Mao series.
Volume 4: The 607 paintings and one sculpture documented in Volume 4 of the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné were produced during a period of less than three years, from late 1974 through early 1977. It features Warhol’s portraits of transgender models, the Ladies and Gentlemen paintings, Warhol’s largest series of the 1970s.
Volume 5 (Published 4 September): This two-book addition to The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné persuasively demonstrates the subversive core of Warhol's art. Intent on radical departure from his portraiture in the early seventies, Warhol's production gradually became anything but 'just faces'. From portraits of athletes and self-portraits to his Skull and Hammer and Sickle series, the Torso and Sex Parts paintings, and his abstract Piss, Oxidation, and Cum canvases, volume 5 showcases Warhol's work as powerful, and provocative as ever.
Published by Phaidon Press
Hardcover and slip cased
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 12 inches (26.67 x 30.48 cm)