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Andy Warhol : the record covers, 1949-1987 : catalogue raisonne
Marechal, Paul.
Adult Nonfiction NC1883.3.W37 A4 2008

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This dynamic duo of iconic exhibition catalogs, each electrifying, informative, and full of eye-popping imagery, reflects the depth and range of Andy Warhol's artistic and creative influence on popular culture. Warhol Live combines brief essays with historic photographs of the artist that vividly document his personal connection with celebrities and icons from the worlds of dance and music (e.g., Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Lou Reed, and Debbie Harry). Aquin (curator, contemporary art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) also highlights Warhol's involvement with film, performance, audio, and photography, as well as his archival time capsules and his connection to the Velvet Underground and the Silver Factory. The catalog is a hodgepodge of styles and designs, along with lush illustrations that amplify the popular culture so typical of Warhol. It concludes with a listing of the items and works in the exhibition and a time line of his life. In Andy Warhol, curator and professor Marechal (Univ. of Quebec) focuses solely on the artist's illustration and graphic design. This chronological look at Warhol's contribution to music shows the progression of his art through serial imagery and provides a catalogue raisonne of the 51 album covers he illustrated for jazz, classical, pop, rock, soul, and new wave performers, as well as documentary programs, concerts, and language courses. The illustrations of both front and back covers are accompanied by the source images that influenced his designs and brief commentary. His most notable icons-the peeling bananas on The Velvet Underground & Nico cover and the zippered cover of the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers-revolutionized and transformed the promotion of music and recording artists. Both catalogs are designed as album covers, signifying Warhol's relationship to the music industry. Strongly recommended for libraries with notable collections in music, art, and popular culture.-Stephen Allan Patrick, Jonesborough, TN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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