Even at the height of his success, the great pop artist never refused private boards. We match the man hunting down these masterpieces including decorates of Trump Tower that Donald rejected
” I can show you my recent acquisition, which I’m very proud of ,” says Paul Marechal, the world’s foremost collector of what snobs might be attributed to as Warhol ephemera- two copies of portraits, folders, signs and book handles commissioned by companies and buyers. Marechal is adamant that they are ” works of art “. He flogs out his telephone and evidences me a picture of a sign for Mademoiselle, a defunct Conde Nast publication (” The Magazine for Smart Young Women “). It’s a crimson, lily-white and blue-blooded delineate of the US, hand-drawn, with potatoes in Idaho, cinema reel and grapes in California and a Statue of Liberty in New York.
Marechal’s attentions bulge with ebullience 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 collecting in Texas ,” he illustrates. It was a snip at $4,000( PS3, 000 ), and will shoot up in price formerly he lends it to the catalogue raisonne of Warhol’s commercial toil that he has spent the past two decades compiling.
A dapper French Canadian in his early 50 s, Marechal, whose epoch undertaking is curating art for “owners corporations” in his native Montreal, owns more than 700 such sections. They include Christmas placards for Tiffany, copies of Interview magazine- which filed for insolvency this month after a virtually 50 -year run– and a medical booklet on rheumatoid arthritis featuring an ink gleaning of a gnarled side. At the Picasso Museum in Malaga, where we meet, a large Warhol retrospective facets more than 150 pieces from his accumulation, the largest group ever to go on public display.
Marechal started collecting 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 undertaking- was he merely a society portrait painter, an master who formed two or three far-famed artworks, but the remain was uninteresting? So in the early years, I could buy anything, I had no competition .” That soon altered, nonetheless, after Marechal began to publish records of what he had acquired, building a market in his aftermath.