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2.0 out of 5 stars Not even for Warhol fans, August 8, 2006
This review is from: The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne Vol. 1: Paintings and Sculpture 1961-1963 (Hardcover)
The main problem with this book is the layout of each page into three columns, thus all the pictures are quite small. So this is not a book to really enjoy the art. The text is also often far from essential, for example it contains relevant quotes from "The Andy Warhol diaries" or "Popism", which any Warhol fan will already have. It is worth remembering most of the original prints/paintings are measured in meters, so there is little satisfaction in looking at passport-photo sized pictures. "The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne" is really only a reference book for art galleries or perhaps art collectors, and I'd recommend Warhol fans to stay away from this extremely expensive purchase, it contains zero enjoyment compared to leafing through the superb "Giant Warhol", where the appreciation of the immensity of Warhol's work can be much better appreciated.
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Initial post: Dec 2, 2014 11:40:05 AM PST
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T. Austin says:
I gave you an up-vote for describing what you saw. Note: the content of a Catalogue Raisonné is not really about being a coffee table art book but rather it's more for the curator acting as a de facto ledger so a complete body of work from the artist can be reliably identified by buyers and sellers.

It's a running record of a career so as to prevent forgeries, frauds and those "lost Warhol treasures innocently purchased at swap meet" but later found out to be stolen or faked from flooding the market. I suspect Andy's quotes are added to validate some particular nuance of the art to add more evidence to it's creation.

Thanks for the review. I envy your purchase,
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