Andy Warhol: Early Hand-Painted Works
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol: Early Hand-Painted Works at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York. It focuses on the artist’s hand-painted compositions created between 1960 and 1962. Early works such as Superman and False Plate (both 1961) were painted entirely freehand; however, from 1962 onward, Warhol frequently projected images from printed media, traced them in pencil onto canvas, and then painted over his outlines—a method that eventually led to his adoption of the silk-screening process. The publication features an interview between Gagosian director Mark Francis and Ivan Karp, the legendary art dealer who worked with Warhol early in his career.