The LIFE Years 1949-1959
Distributed for Hirmer Publishers
Andy Warhol: The “LIFE” Years 1949–1959 publishes a selection of these newly discovered drawings alongside the original photographs and illustrations. Drawing was an important part of Warhol’s early practice, and he was particularly inspired by the rich visual language found in LIFE and its contemporaries. Many of his drawings were copied with his trademark “blotted line” technique, a basic method of printmaking in which Warhol traced projected photographic images onto paper and then blotting the inked figures to create variations on a theme.
Presenting more than one hundred of the finest of these drawings, including many that have never before been published, the book also offers an informative and accessible discussion of Warhol’s working method and the cultural setting in which he created the drawings.
The Tradition of the Monotype and Andy Warhol’s “Blotted-Line”
The Art of Reduction: Or, What’s in a Picture…
On The Use of Photographic Imagery in the Early Drawings of Andy Warhol
The Golden Age of Photojournalism: Life Magazine (1936-1972)
List of Works