Catalog of an exhibition held at the Andy Warhol Museum, Mar. 2-May 19, 2002, and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, July 19-Oct. 13, 2002
Includes bibliographical references
Andy Warhol's art of collecting / John W. Smith -- Installation / photographs by Jason Schmidt -- Booked for possession, Andy Warhol as collector / Allen Kurzweil -- Please touch, Warhol's collection as alternative museum / Pamela Allara -- Kitsch and the inexpensive / Matthew Tinkcom -- Art deco / Frederick R. Brandt -- Warhol's closet / Michael Lobel -- Americana / Kenneth L. Ames -- Jewels / Stefano Papi and Alexandre Rhodes -- Liking things / Jonathan Flatley -- Frederick W. Hughes, Andy Warhol's man of style / Sasha Chermayeff -- American Indian art / Ralph T. Coe -- 57 East 66th Street / photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe -- Jed Johnson / Pilar Viladas -- Artists who collect / Thomas Sokolowski
This fascinating and visually exciting exhibition catalog reflects the more personal side of Andy Warhol's celebrity persona, that of the compulsive and obsessive collector. With a little help from Frederick Hughes and Jed Johnson, Warhol became a collector extraordinaire with an eye for everything from fine art to furniture to kitsch. This catalog chronicles the diversity of Warhol's obsession, based on the historic Sotheby's auction of his personal collection in April 1988. Essays by a range of contributors focus on Warhol's life as a collector, his important museum installations, and various collection genres. Highlighted are notable objects from art deco to Americana, including Native American and folk art, as well as jewelry and shoes, photographs and cookie jars, and his unique "time capsules."