Andy Warhol, Original Soup Can Drawing, inscribed to Warhol pal and Rock & Roll hall of famer, ca. 1985
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Original Soup Can Drawing, inscribed to Warhol pal and Rock & Roll hall of famer, ca. 1985
This authentic soup can drawing has excellent provenance and makes a memorable gift for any fan, follower, scholar, collector or dealer of Andy Warhol. This hand signed and inscribed unique drawing done in the mid-1980s by Andy Warhol on the title page of the first catalogue raisonne ever of Warhol's work (published in 1970) was inscribed to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Timothy D. Kehr. The inscription reads as follows:
To Sherry and Tim
From the collection of multiple Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Timothy D. Kehr. Authenticity guaranteed.
About the collector Tim Kehr:
Tim D. Kehr was a media personality, Hall of Fame record producer, concert promoter, publisher, advertising executive media impresario. He was an avid patron and lover of the arts, music and theater and was a passionate world traveler.
About the catalogue raisonne:
Author: Rainer Crone
New York Washington
1970 1st Edition
Translated from German by John William Gabriel
Hardcover with Dust Jacket - First Catalogue Raisonne Ever on Andy Warhol
This is indeed the true first edition of the long out of print, elusive and desirable first catalogue raisonne and monograph ever of Andy Warhol's work, published in his lifetime, 17 years before his untimely death. It was written by then 28 year old art historian Rainer Crone. As the dust jacket blurb states,
"Crone's incisive comments are supplemented by the most comprehensive catalogue of Warhol's work ever attempted: 650 paintings, prints and objects are fully identified by title, subject, size, and often by color. More than 325 illustrations, in color and black and white, provide an exhaustive visual record of the Warhol output; a filmography and an extensive bibliography of over 600 entries, including interviews with Warhol and his major exhibitions, furnish a nucleus of reference material that will be invaluable to students, scholars, and critics, as well as to more casual observers of the art scene. In compiling this volume, Mr. Crone was aided by a close collaboration with the artist; consequently, much information, including a number of the early pictures, appears here for the first time. His perceptive approach to Warhol's work and the meticulous nature of his research make this first comprehensive monograph on Warhol one that will not soon be superseded.
First Edition, Early monograph/catalogue raisonne on Andy Warhol. This major hardcover book with dust jacket has 330 pages and measures 9 inches by 11 1/2 inches. The cover itself has orange board with black lettering. This book has numerous plate (photographs, prints, film stills, etc).
As the blurb noted, this extremely rare early monograph remains a fantastic reference on Andy Warhol and the history of Pop Art, and it is itself an iconic artifact of the era, as it was the first monograph and catalogue raisonne ever published on this major artist. If you do not yet have this collector's item in your individual, gallery or organization art library, you should get it.