Andy Warhol: Death and Disasters

Andy Warhol: Death and Disasters
Forward: Walter Hopps
Text: Neil Prinz and Remo Guidieri
136 pages, 77 illustrations (65 in color), 1988
Houston Fine Art Press, The Menil Collection


This monograph addresses one of Warhol's most important themes: death and disasters. These
powerful and disturbing works comprise almost one-quarter of his painting and graphic production
at the height of the Pop Art movement. The subjects of this crucial set of works range from the
personal focus of individual suicide, the banality of everyday disasters, death by socially-determined
execution, and historical death by political assassination, culminating with the greatest instrument of
destruction the twentieth century produced. Details of disquieting content, enlarged to double-page
spreads, have been included.