Steve Schapiro: Andy Warhol and Friends (Hand Signed)
In 1965, Steve Schapiro started documenting Andy Warhol for Life magazine: Warhol was cementing a reputation as an important Pop artist who drew his inspiration from popular culture and commercial objects. With his sunglasses, blond wig, and blandpublic utterances, Warhol was enigmatic, charismatic, intensely ambitious, and aware that to become a star, you needed the presence of people to document your ascent. Schapiro, also ambitious and hardworking, who in his own words “kept quiet and smiled a lot,” was an ideal witness to Warhol’s relentless rise from cult New York artist to 20th-century icon. Ironically, Life never published the story, so many of these images are seen here for the first time, scanned from negatives found deep in Schapiro’s archive. Produced in a limited editon of 600 copies and housed in an acrylic box, each book is signed and numbered by the photographer.
- Hardcover, hand signed by the photographer
- 14.7" H x 10.4" W with an acrylic slipcase
- 236 pages
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
To learn more about the Broad collection and this artist, please visit https://www.thebroad.org/art/andy-warhol