Box set containing 11 spiralbound volumes, 300 pages, 11 x 17 cm.
The Polaroid camera combined two of Andy Warhol's obsessions--the disposable nature of modern consumerism and the photograph as readymade. He made tens of thousands of instant photographs during the 1970s. Many of these were made over a short time span and focused on one individual or subject, sometimes a formal sitting for a portrait, an informal event with friends, or a party at The Factory. Between 1970 and 1976, Warhol established a rigorous system of cataloguing. He would take home the Polaroids, edit and sequence them, and then enter them in individual red Holson Polaroid albums. Red Books is a box containing 11 of Warhol's Holson Polaroid albums. Each book contains a facsimile reproduction of Warhol's sequence, plus a black book with text by François-Marie Banier explaining the significance of these albums within Warhol's oeuvre and how they act as a visual diary of his work, offering unrivaled insight into his creative process.