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Andy Warhol

March , 2006 - April, 2006

The images in Photographs come from the first of only two portfolios of Warhol’s photographs ever published. Warhol took thousands of Black & White photographs between 1976 and 1987, many of which were included the book Andy Warhol’s Exposures, published in 1979.

These were originally printed as 8 x 10" unique images. When the idea of a tour of European Museums was proposed, Warhol agreed with the Swiss gallerist Bruno Bischofberger to produce larger versions of them to exhibit. This led to the printing of the only two portfolios of photography that Warhol did.

The first of them, entitled “Photographs” included 11 selected works from the Exposures series, with the addition of a portrait of Pope Paul II, which Warhol wished to go with the others. The photographs were printed by Christopher Makos and are 20" x 16" prints, done in an edition of 250 copies, and are all signed by Warhol.

A second portfolio, with an additional 40 images, was done shortly after. All 52 large photographs were later shown under the title of Social Disease between 1992 and 1994 in 11 German museums.

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Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, Montauk, Long Island

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