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Andy Warhol's Serial Photography

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521823357

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  • Between 1982 and 1987 Andy Warhol created 503 works composed of black-and-white photographic prints stitched together with thread. Indebted to his earlier silkscreen paintings, these works were also the result of lifelong photographic exploration and a prolific decade when the artist shot over 124,000 frames. In an effort to interpret Warhol's enigmatic photographic series, this study contextualizes them within the history of photography and the art world of the 1980s. William Ganis demonstrates how Warhol manipulates the tenets of modern art photography to create ambiguity in the perception of the images.

    • First scholarly monograph of the Warhol Stitched Photographs
    • Contextualizes Warhol's photography within the history of serial photography
    • Explores the impact of Warhol's work on contemporary photography
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521823357
    • length: 206 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Warhol and photography
    2. A photographic life
    3. Objects of repetition
    4. A genealogy of photographic multiples
    5. The Warhol difference
    6. Reductio ad absurdum
    7. Indexes and objects
    8. The return of repetition
    9. Straight photographs and queer threads
    10. Andy's mythologies
    11. Conclusion (postmortem).

  • Author

    William V. Ganis, Wells College, New York
    An art historian, critic, and assistant professor of art history at Wells College, William V. Ganis investigates the relationships among art, media technologies and the market.

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