This engaging catalog features the photographic portraiture of the nineteenth-century Parisian Nadar and the twentieth-century New Yorker Andy Warhol. The two photographers have more in common than one might suppose, particularly as adroit manipulators who simultaneously promoted their own reputations and those of their subjects. Both men emerged ...
This engaging catalog features the photographic portraiture of the nineteenth-century Parisian Nadar and the twentieth-century New Yorker Andy Warhol. The two photographers have more in common than one might suppose, particularly as adroit manipulators who simultaneously promoted their own reputations and those of their subjects. Both men emerged from the Bohemia of their day to become photographers after following earlier artistic pursuits: Nadar as a writer and caricaturist, Warhol as a commercial graphic artist, then painter and filmmaker. While celebrating their individual achievements, Nadar/Warhol: Paris/New York also illuminates the role of the visual artist in the conscious creation of celebrity and the changing nature of fame. Among the many portraits in this exhibition catalog are Nadar's photographs of such luminaries as George Sand, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Jean-Francois Millet, and Sarah Bernhardt; and Warhols images of celebrities including Mick Jagger, Truman Capote, Jane Fonda, Robert Rauschenberg, Debbie Harry, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Liza Minnelli."
(WARHOL, ANDY) (NADAR). Baldwin, Gordon & Judith Keller. NADAR WARHOL: PARIS NEW YORK. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Exhibition Brochure. Fine. One 7 5/8 x 18" sheet printed offset recto and verso, neatly folded in thirds as issued to make 6pp, 2 color and 2 duotone illustrations. This is the slender six page brochure produced to accompany the 1999 J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Photography exhibition entitled "Nadar Warhol: Paris New York". A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item-not to be confused with the hardbound exhibition catalogue of the same title. Inventory Number: 017257.
Fine in Fine jacket. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum. 1999. First edition. 235 pages. Book produced for the memorable Getty Museum show which had Nadar and Warhol photographs. Over 100 full page prints of Nadar's photographs with informative text on opposite page. Numerous color [polaroid] prints from Warhol, along with black and white photos and text providing the cultural background, with the subtext being celebrity. Cloth, quarto. Fine copy in fine dust jacket.
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