More than 150 pictures of Andy Warhol and his acquaintances captured during the mid-1960s by American photojournalist, Steve Schapiro, are finally seeing the light of day in a new photo book published by TASCHEN and authored by Blake Gopnik.
Schapiro was a legendary photographer known for his photojournalism works that depicted key moments of the civil rights movement. He sadly passed away earlier this year in January, at the age of 87.
A behind-the-scenes look at the rise of the world-famous Pop artist legend, producer, and filmmaker, Andy Warhol is being portrayed in a new limited-number hardcover photo book that comprises six decades worth of imagery from the documentary photographer, Steve Schapiro, on the life of Andy Warhol.
The photo book published by TASCHEN is titled Steve Schapiro, Andy Warhol and Friends, and has been authored by the New York Times contributor and successfully published by definitive Warhol biographer, Blake Gopnik.
American culture shines throughout this photo book, documenting everything from this unique era such as the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. Readers will get a front-row seat to the behind-the-scenes of Andy Warhol’s Factory, and a glimpse into the filming of The Godfather trilogy.
From Campbell Soup Cans to the diptych of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol's artworks are instantly recognizable, as is his trademark pop art style. Schapiro’s images have been juxtaposed with Warhol pieces that were created and exhibited during the time period between 1965-1966, with multiple contact sheets and quotes from the artist.
Warhol produced his art during a very transformative period in the post-war timeline of New York and American culture, and luckily Schapiro was there to document Warhol's creative process and relentless rise from starting out as a New York-based culture Pop artist, to becoming a legendary 20th-century icon.
The photography book is a collector’s edition that's limited to only 700 copies (No. 101–700), which are each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro. Priced at $1,000 (£850 / AU$1,500 approximately) - this book certainly isn't cheap, and is pretty heavy too, comprising 236 pages in a hard case with an acrylic slipcover.
Be sure to grab yourself a copy of this limited edition photo book and collector's item from TASCHEN, and embark on a visual journey through collaboration between Schapiro's images and Warhol's creative flair and mannerisms.
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