ANDY WARHOL PORTRAITS
To the general public, Andy Warhol is known as a painter of famous faces-from Liz and Marilyn to his own ever-changing self-portrait. Less familiar are the portraits Warhol made throughout his career of socialites, art dealers, collectors, politicians, and a variety of contemporary cult figures, mostly commissioned work that helped finance his other wide-ranging artistic activities.
Featuring more than 300 portraits made from the early 1960s until the artist's death in 1987, Andy Warhol Portraits is the first book to provide a comprehensive view of this overlooked body of work, which includes such well-known twentieth century icons as Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli, and Queen Elizabeth, as well as many painting largely unknown even to avid Warhol followers. With contextualizing essays by longtime Warhol collaborator Tony Shafrazi and art critic Carter Ratcliff and Robert Rosenblum, Andy Warhol Portraits is a face-book of the amazing cast of characters that populated Warhol's fascinating , star-studded, and, at times, sordid world.