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Whitney Museum of American Art Commences Work on Raisonne of Andy Warhol films

The Whitney Museum of American Art has brought together a team of esteemed film scholars to commence work on the second volume of the catalogue raisonné of Andy Warhol’s films, covering the period 1963 to 1968. John G. Hanhardt, consulting senior curator for film and media arts at the Smithsonian, is serving as general editor on the book, which is being written by Bill Horrigan, Curator at Large at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and Bruce Jenkins, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and former Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive.

he volume will be co-published and distributed worldwide by Yale University Press. The Whitney is planning a major retrospective of the work of Andy Warhol, curated by Donna De Salvo, the museum’s chief curator and a noted expert on the artist, to take place in our new downtown building in 2016.

The first volume, Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, was written by the late Callie Angell and appeared in 2006. It is widely regarded as a seminal work of film scholarship. Angell, an internationally acknowledged authority on Warhol’s films and adjunct curator of the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney, was working on the second volume at the time of her death in 2010.

Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director, remarked, “We’re proud to have gathered this stellar team which commands a profound knowledge of film history and of Warhol’s place in it, as well as a deep understanding of the tremendous cultural importance of Warhol’s work as a whole. These are some of the most extraordinary scholars in the field, and their book is going to make a substantial and stimulating contribution.”

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