This is the catalogue for a Warhol exhibition that was held in London and Los Angeles some years ago. It is a good and comprehensive introduction to his paintings, indispensable to the understanding of the most famous pop artist. I have always been skeptic about Warhol's claim to be a great painter, seeing him more as a manipulator of ideas, however brilliant and influential. This book slightly changed my opinion in that it shows what a master of representation he was, his ability to use color as a means of communication, the way he forces us to look at reality in a different way through mundane themes, celebrities, current affairs raised to the status of icons of our society. The book is arranged chronologically, underlining the different series the artist became famous for.
Heiner Bastian is a respected dealer and curator and is very knowledgeable on his subject.I do not give it five stars because the quality of the images could have been improved.