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MARCH 18, 2002 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Will Hold A Press Preview To Unveil the First Volume of the Eagerly Awaited Andy Warhol Catalogue Raissonne Volume I: Painting and Sculpture 1961-63

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will hold a press preview on Tuesday March 19, 2002 to unveil the first volume of the eagerly awaited Andy Warhol Catalogue Raissonne Volume I: Painting and Sculpture 1961-63. The event will be held at the foundation's offices at 65 Bleecker Street, 7th Floor, New York City, at 10:30 AM. Hosted by foundation president Joel Wachs, the reception will also feature remarks by the catalogue's editors, Georg Frei and Neil Printz; foundation board chairman, Werner Kramarsky; and Doris Ammann of Thomas Ammann Fine Art, the project's co-sponsor. A light breakfast will be served.

Volume I of the Catalogue Raisonne represents the first comprehensive study of all of Warhol's work in painting and sculpture during a crucial early period of his career. It documents the creation of many of his most iconic works, from the Soup Cans through the Marilyns to the Death and Disaster series, all of which were produced during 1961-63. Published by the prestigious art press Phaidon, the catalogue also provides extensive documentation of the source material for the images, as well as the work process by which they were created. It shows Warhol at the height of his powers, and is a remarkable testament to the creativity and versatility of this brilliant artist. The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne confirms Warhol's place as the preeminent postwar artist. It will be essential to all future Warhol scholarship, but it is also an innovative and beautiful book that will delight art lovers everywhere.

This is a unique opportunity to peruse the catalogue before its general release.