Even at the high levels of his success, the great pop artist never refused private commissions. We meet the man hunting down these masterpieces including depicts of Trump Tower that Donald rejected
” I can be demonstrated you my recent buy, which I’m very proud of ,” says Paul Marechal, the world’s foremost collector of what snots might refer to as Warhol ephemera- two copies of sketches, circulars, postings and album comprises commissioned by companies and purchasers. Marechal is adamant that the issue is ” works of art “. He flogs out his phone and indicates me a photograph of a posting for Mademoiselle, a defunct Conde Nast publication (” The Magazine for Smart Young Women “). It’s a blood-red, lily-white and off-color delineate of the US, hand-drawn, with potatoes in Idaho, movie reel and grapes in California and a Statue of Liberty in New York.
Marechal’s attentions belly with devotion as he describes how he found it for sale at a little auction house in Connecticut.” I’ve known only three examples of this poster. Two of them are in a private collection in Texas ,” he explains. It was a snip at $4,000( PS3, 000 ), and will shoot up in quality once he contributes it to the catalogue raisonne of Warhol’s commercial-grade study that he has spend the past two decades compiling.
A dapper French Canadian in his early 50 s, Marechal, whose period errand is curating skill for a corporation in his native Montreal, owns more than 700 such portions. They include Christmas placards for Tiffany, copies of Interview magazine- which filed for bankruptcy this month after a practically 50 -year run– and a medical booklet on rheumatoid arthritis peculiarity an ink depicting of a gnarled side. At the Picasso Museum in Malaga, where we meet, a large Warhol retrospective facets more than 150 parts from his collecting, the largest group ever to go on public display.
Marechal started obtaining in 1996. At the time, he says, Warhol’s reputation was in a kind of limbo.” Art historians and collectors didn’t know much what to do with his production- was he exactly a society portrait painter, an artist who established two or three famous artworks, but the rest was uninteresting? So in the early years, I could buy anything, I had no competition .” That soon converted, nonetheless, after Marechal began to publish records of what he had acquired, building a market in his aftermath.