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A Retrospective / Warhol, Andy., 1989

Identifier: CC-00247-255

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Scope and Contents

Bob Colacello Internet on Warhol's silkscreen paintings (not discussed in this catalogue): The outline of the face is traced from blow-up of photo negative onto tissue and then tissue is placed over carbon, which is over raw canvas, and retraced by pressing carbon outline onto canvas. Then Warhol slaps paint (acrylic) on with a large brush, more like housepaint brush than artist's brush, rarely cleaning brush, as he switches from area to area and color to color. He also uses hands, especially fingers, to create texture, gesture, blend colors. he doesn't clean hands much either, so colors merge, appear here and there, disappear rather arbitrarily. After it dries the photo negative is silkscreened (by Alex Heinrici at his own studio) and onto the painted canvas." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1989



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (480 pages)) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 x 24.2 x 3.6 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New York : Museum of Modern Art. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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