Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection
This book was published on the occasion of Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York. The exhibition featured paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by Andy Warhol from the collection of Ileana Sonnabend (1914–2007), the renowned gallerist and collector who acquired seminal work directly from the artist’s studio at the time of its making. Sonnabend was an early and fervent supporter of Warhol, and held three important shows of his work at her Paris gallery, exhibiting the series Death and Disasters (1964), Flowers (1965), and Thirteen Most Wanted Men (1967).
Fully illustrated with color plates and actual-size details, the catalogue reproduces more than fifty works together with archival photographs, letters, and source materials. It also includes insert facsimiles, with English translations, of the catalogues for Warhol’s three exhibitions at Galerie Ileana Sonnabend. Essays by John Richardson and Brenda Richardson provide insights into Warhol’s practice and detail Sonnabend’s history with the artist as a dealer and collector.