Artists on Andy Warhol
Edited by Katherine Atkins and Kelly Kivland. Texts by Robert Buck, Glenn Ligon, Jorge Pardo, Kara Walker, and James Welling
Artists on Andy Warhol is the third installment in a series culled from Dia's Artists on Artists lectures, focused on the work of artist Andy Warhol (1928–87). This small-format paperback book delves into Warhol's oft-quoted phrase: "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it." Artists on Andy Warhol breaks down this iconic phrase to investigate Warhol's relationship with art, culture, language and race with essays that examine the significance of halftones and shadows and look to sources such as Ralph Ellison and Jacques Lacan. Together Robert Buck, Glenn Ligon, Jorge Pardo, Kara Walker, and James Welling search beyond the surface of Warhol\s work, persona and legacy to better understand the invisible artist.
Publisher: Dia Art Foundation
Artists: James Welling, Andy Warhol
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 7 in | 13.3 x 17.8 cm
Reproductions: 70 color
Retail: $14.95 | £12
James Welling has been questioning the norms of representation since the 1970s. His work centers on an exploration of photography, shuffling the elemental components of the medium to produce a distinctly uncompromising body of work. Welling is also intensely interested in cultural and personal ideas of memory in his work. In opening up the medium of photography for experimentation, James Welling’s practice has influenced an entire generation of artists and photographers.