Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection

A renowned gallerist and collector, the late Ileana Sonnabend acquired an impressive collection of seminal work directly from the Warhol studio at the time of its making. Sonnabend was an early and fervent supporter of Warhol, and held three important exhibitions of his work at her Paris gallery, including the series Death and Disasters (1964), Flowers (1965), and Thirteen Most Wanted Men (1967). This beautifully illustrated book includes essays by Picasso biographer John Richardson and leading Warhol scholar Brenda Richardson, who was a close friend of Sonnabend’s. Her essay is an insightful portrait of the highly regarded dealer and her relationship with Warhol. The book is illuminated by previously unpublished private letters and includes stand-alone facsimile reproductions of the exhibition catalogues, originally published by Galerie Ileana Sonnabend.

About The Author

John Richardson is best known for his acclaimed biography of the artist Pablo Picasso. As a historian, writer, and broadcaster, much of his work is based on his personal acquaintance with leading twentieth-century artists, among them Picasso, Georges Braque, and Fernand Léger.

Brenda Richardson is a leading Andy Warhol scholar and was a close friend of the late Ileana Sonnabend.

  • Publish Date: September 29, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - General
  • Publisher: Gagosian / Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11 x 13-5/8
  • Pages: 180
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $104.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3277-4


The first book exclusively devoted to Ileana Sonnabend’s collection of artwork by Andy Warhol, from his earliest paintings to his later portraits.

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