Artist: Andy Warhol
Writer: Simon Goldhill
Publisher: Cheim & Read
Dimensions: 10” W x 12.25” H x 0.5” D | Hardcover | 96 pages with 60 plates
Warhol had a special relationship with the camera. He always carried a camera in his last years. It was integral to his aesthetic practice from the early pictures of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. The photograph formed a link between his obsessive concerns with the world of advertising, with the reproductive capacity of the technology of modernity, with commercialism, and, above all, with the circulation of icons of celebrity.
The photograph is also central to Warhol’s aesthetics of eros. He took literally thousands of photographs of sexualized bodies. He mediated his response to life around him through the machine of the camera, but the artworks which emerged from this process are fundamental for Warhol’s specific anatomy of desire’s imagery.