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I Sold Andy Warhol Too Soon


Author : Richard Polsky
language : en
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Release Date : 2009-09-15


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In early 2005, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol Fright Wig, up for auction at Christie's. The market for contemporary art was robust and he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375,000. But if only Polsky had waited . . . Over the next two years, prices soared to unimaginable heights with multimillion-dollar deals that became the norm and not the exception. Buyers and sellers were baffled, art dealers were bypassed for auction houses, and benchmark prices proved that trees really do grow to the sky. Had the market lost all reason? In I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world" became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field. Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for clients in New York, London, and San Francisco and seeks out a replacement for his lost Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. A compelling backdoor tell-all about the strange and fickle world of art collecting, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) takes an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation. From the Hardcover edition.

I Bought Andy Warhol


Author : Richard Polsky
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date : 2005-01-10


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A private art dealer pulls back the curtain of his industry through the tale of a twelve-year quest to obtain an Andy Warhol painting, a journey spanning the 1980s and 1990s in a fascinating and bizarre industry few get to experience firsthand. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Art Prophets


Author : Richard Polsky
language : en
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Release Date : 2011-10-25


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In The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential late twentieth-century dealers and tastemakers in the art world. These risk takers opened doors for artists, identified new movements, and resurrected art forms that had fallen into obscurity. In this distinctive tour, Polsky offers an insightful and engaging dialog between artists and the visionaries who paved their way. Table of contents Ivan Karp and Pop Art Stan Lee and Comic Book Art Chet Helms, Bill Graham, and the Art of the Poster John Ollman and Outsider Art Joshua Baer and Native American Art Virginia Dwan and Earthworks Tod Volpe and Ceramics Jeffrey Fraenkel and Photography Louis Meisel and Photorealism Tony Shafrazi and Street Art

Boneheads


Author : Richard Polsky
language : en
Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution
Release Date : 2011


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Richard Polsky's seriously hilarious new book Boneheads: My Search for T. Rex leads us deep into the South Dakota badlands where he discovers a lost tribe—the Boneheads—and becomes one of them. This oddball group of dinosaur hunters is intent on bagging the Holy Grail of the profession—a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. Fewer than fifty skeletons have ever been found, but one of them brought $8.3 million at Sotheby's. Meet the Boneheads, a modern stone-age family: There's Stan and Steve Sacrisson, eccentric twins from South Dakota, with an uncanny sense for locating Rexes. Though one is a gravedigger and the other sleeps in his car, the pair have discovered three of them. Then there's cowboy Bucky Derflinger who discovered two Rexes and bought a cattle ranch with the million-dollar proceeds. And finally there's the tribe's monarch: Bob Detrich, a former male model and ball-bearing salesman who goes by the name Fossil King. Polsky goes into the field to follow a childhood obsession, only to learn that finding a dinosaur is a rocky journey. So come along with Richard Polsky as he gets out into the field in pursuit of a T. Rex of his own. Or as the author puts it, "Let others hunt trilobites! I want the big one!"

Andy Warhol


Author : Andy Warhol
language : en
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date : 2001


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Andy Warhol (1928-1987), one of the most celebrated artists of the last third of the twentieth century, owes his unique place in the history of visual culture not to the mastery of a single medium but to the exercise of multiple media and roles. A legendary art world figure, he worked as an artist, filmmaker, photographer, collector, author, and designer. Beginning in the 1950s as a commercial artist, he went on to produce work for exhibition in galleries and museums. The range of his efforts soon expanded to the making of films, photography, video, and books. Warhol first came to public notice in the 1960s through works that drew on advertising, brand names, and newspaper stories and headlines. Many of his best-known images, both single and in series, were produced within the context of pop art. Warhol was a major figure in the bridging of the gap between high and low art, and his mode of production in the famous studio known as "The Factory" involved the recognition of art making as one form of enterprise among others. The radical nature of that enterprise has ensured the iconic status of his art and person.Andy Warhol contains illustrated essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Thomas Crow, Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson, and Nan Rosenthal, plus a previously unpublished interview with Warhol by Buchloh. The essays address Warhol's relation to and effect on mass culture and the recurrence of disaster and death in his art.

Andy Warhol


Author : Edward Willett
language : en
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Release Date : 2010-09-01


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"A biography of avant-garde painter, printmaker, and filmmaker Andy Warhol, discussing his early struggles, rise to fame as a controversial pop artist, personal hardships, and legacy"--Provided by publisher.

Death And Disaster


Author : Paul Alexander
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1994


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Recounts the death of Andy Warhol after a gallbladder operation, and describes the complexity of settling his estate and the controversy surrounding the management of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts