Even at the high levels of his success, the great pop artist never refused private fees. We congregate the man hunting down these masterpieces including paintings of Trump Tower that Donald rejected
” I can be demonstrated you my latest acquisition, which I’m very proud of ,” says Paul Marechal, the world’s foremost collector of what snobs might refer to as Warhol ephemera- two copies of illustrations, booklets, postings and book extends commissioned by companies and purchasers. Marechal is adamant that they are ” works of art “. He flogs out his telephone and proves me a photograph of a poster for Mademoiselle, a defunct Conde Nast publication (” The Magazine for Smart Young Women “). It’s a red, white-hot and blue map 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 gazes projection 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 explains. It was a snip at $4,000( PS3, 000 ), and will shoot up in value formerly he lends it to the catalogue raisonne of Warhol’s commercial act that he has spent the past two decades compiling.
A dapper French Canadian in his early 50 s, Marechal, whose date enterprise is curating artistry for “owners corporations” in his native Montreal, owns more than 700 such patches. They include Christmas posters for Tiffany, copies of Interview magazine- which registered for insolvency this month after a nearly 50 -year run– and a medical booklet on rheumatoid arthritis featuring an ink attracting of a gnarled side. At the Picasso Museum in Malaga, where we meet, a large Warhol retrospective aspects more than 150 pieces from his accumulation, the largest group ever to go on public display.
Marechal started accumulating 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 act- was he only a society portrait painter, an artist who developed two or three famed artworks, but the rest was uninteresting? So in the early years, I could buy anything, I had no competition .” That soon reformed, nonetheless, after Marechal began to publish records of what he had acquired, building a market in his wake.