Even at the high levels of his success, the great pop artist never refused private committees. We fulfill 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 snots might be attributed to as Warhol ephemera- two copies of sketches, brochures, posters and album clothes commissioned by corporations and buyers. Marechal is adamant that they are ” works of art “. He flogs out his telephone and demo me a photo of a poster for Mademoiselle, a defunct Conde Nast publication (” The Magazine for Smart Young Women “). It’s a red-faced, grey and blue 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 sees bulge with fervor 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 collect in Texas ,” he clarifies. It was a snip at $4,000( PS3, 000 ), and will shoot up in appraise formerly he adds it to the catalogue raisonne of Warhol’s commercial-grade run that he has squander the past two decades compiling.
A dapper French Canadian in his early 50 s, Marechal, whose day errand is curating prowes 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 boasting an ink outlining of a gnarled handwriting. At the Picasso Museum in Malaga, where we meet, a large Warhol retrospective features more than 150 parts from his accumulation, the largest group ever to go on public display.
Marechal started compiling 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 effort- was he only a society portrait painter, an creator who composed two or three far-famed artworks, but the respite was uninteresting? So in the early years, I could buy anything, I had no competition .” That soon varied, nonetheless, after Marechal began to publish records of what he had acquired, building a market in his wake.