Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2005. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher’s red cloth, spine and upper board stamped in electric blue, black endpapers.
"Warhol offered us a...dispassionate diagnosis of a culture that cannibalistically feeds on its own images of death and disaster" (Douglas Fogle). Exhibition catalog for a traveling show of Warhol's silkscreen paintings (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, November 13, 2005 - February 26, 2006; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, March 18 - June 18; Art Gallery of Ontario, July 8 - October 22). Focusing on works from the early 60s, arguably Warhol’s most influential period, the catalog brings together over 50 of his early silkscreen paintings, "juxtaposing his iconic serial images of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Elvis Presley with the artist’s evocative and at times disturbing appropriations of newspaper images of car crashes, electric chairs, and other horrifying manifestations of disaster” (MCA Chicago). Illustrated with 56 color and black-and-white plates, and additional photos and reproductions. Texts by show curator Fogle, and curator-writers Francesco Bonami and David Moos. List of plates. Fine. Item #519