Tag

andy warhol

Art

The Impossible Collection Book by Andy Warhol

The Impossible Collection Book by Andy Warhol – Andy Warhol’s explosive Pop Art and sharp commentary on advertising and celebrity culture are renowned and deeply relevant even decades after their creation. Though Warhol himself could be a polarizing figure both personally and professionally, there is no doubt that he was a pioneer of the Pop movement, and today, as a result, his works regularly fetch astronomical prices. In this evocative addition to Assouline’s Ultimate Collection, Warhol expert and former Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner curates the 100 quintessential, unique works that define the evolution of this illustrious artist, tracing Warhol’s dynamic career from the late forties to the end of the eighties and creating a stunning compendium whose pieces, due to their rarity, value, and prestige as part of a museum or other collection, could simply never all be acquired by a single collector. Casual art lovers know Campbell’s Soup Cans and the Marilyn Diptych, but Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection goes deeper, revealing and revisiting some less ubiquitous yet equally powerful pieces, spanning paintings, prints, sculpture, films, and photography, from Warhol’s astonishing oeuvre. Eric Shiner is the senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s. Prior to this,…

Continue Reading
Interior Design Inspirations Book The Hamptons, America’s Riviera (1)
Interior Design

Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera

Interior Design Inspirations Book: The Hamptons, America’s Riviera – The Hamptons have long been a haven for the world’s elite. Its breathtaking vistas inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer; its social forebears include the likes of Gerald and Sara Murphy entertaining greats such as Leger and Fitzgerald; Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol all found inspiration on America’s Riviera. Spectacular estates from the Gilded Age’s business barons, designed by legendary architects such as Stanford White, rival the sprawling mansions of today’s hedge fund managers and the myriad boldface names attracted to this beachfront strip on Long Island each summer season. The Big Book of the Hamptons celebrates the mystique and romance of one of the most iconic and extravagant neighborhoods in the world, exploring the architecture and gardens of these secluded retreats, brought to life with amazing imagery in a deluxe volume. Michael Shnayerson is a long time contributing editor to Vanity Fair whose features for the magazine encompass politics, the arts, society, the environment, publishing, and Hollywood. He is the author or coauthor of five books, most recently Coal River, a work of narrative nonfiction about the tragedy of mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia, published in 2008 by…

Continue Reading
Art Book Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
Art

Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram

Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram – It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson, known as @drawbertson to his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, has become the fashion world’s favorite art bomber of the Instagram era. Humorous and sharp, Robertson’s work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands like Smashbox and retailers including Bergdorf Goodman. Earning himself the moniker “the Andy Warhol of Instagram,” Robertson is celebrated as an inspiration by members of the fashion and art worlds, in addition to almost anyone who sees his work. This father of five who has “written off the whole sleeping thing” is as prolific as he is talented, and this monograph will feature the very best of his artwork as well as original work created especially for this title. Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and his many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector’s item. Reversible Jacket – Donald Reversible Cover: Robertson‘s drawings and constructions cull from a deep understanding of color and fashion, as much as his cheeky sense of humor and sharp wit. A father of five, Robertson observes his youngest children’s…

Continue Reading
WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN By Hunt Slonem, Assouline Publishing
Interior Design

WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN By Hunt Slonem, Assouline Publishing

WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN – When Art Meets Design offers an exciting view into artist Hunt Slonem ’s fantastically decorated and meticulously restored homes. Slonem rescues and refurbishes historic houses—such as Cordts Mansion in upstate New York, and his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside—enhancing them with his extraordinary decorating style. “My work is really about the Garden of Eden. I noticed as a child growing up in Hawaii that nature is a gift. “ — Hunt Slonem Pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art, including many of his own works, and also pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, Slonem creates spectacular spaces. Vivid and expansive interior photography reveals how the artist combines antiques, fabrics, and artworks, offering an exciting view into his unique world, and his extraordinary studio in Manhattan. “Repetition is very important,” says the artist, who starts each day painting, treating the creative process as “a kind of meditation,” he says. Included in this ritual are his famous bunny paintings—the result of a daily morning warm-up that was sparked during a late-night revelation at a Chinese restaurant: that he was born in the Year of the Rabbit. See also: Book Review: LEE, a Signed Copy…

Continue Reading