Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop

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Laurel Leaf, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
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“IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY will be world famous for 15 minutes.”

The Campbell’s Soup Cans. The Marilyns. The Electric Chairs. The Flowers. The work created by Andy Warhol elevated everyday images to art, ensuring Warhol a fame that has far outlasted the 15 minutes he predicted for everyone else. His very name is synonymous with the 1960s American art movement known as Pop.

But Warhol’s oeuvre was the sum of many parts. He not only produced iconic art that blended high and popular culture; he also made controversial films, starring his entourage of the beautiful and outrageous; he launchedInterview, a slick magazine that continues to sell today; and he reveled in leading the vanguard of New York’s hipster lifestyle. The Factory, Warhol’s studio and den of social happenings, was the place to be.

Who would have predicted that this eccentric boy, the Pittsburgh-bred son of Eastern European immigrants, would catapult himself into media superstardom? Warhol’s rise, from poverty to wealth, from obscurity to status as a Pop icon, is an absorbing tale—one in which the American dream of fame and fortune is played out in all of its success and its excess. No artist of the late 20th century took the pulse of his time—and ours—better than Andy Warhol.

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Review: Andy Warhol : Prince of Pop

User Review  - Syndi Flores - Goodreads

This book is long compared to other books. This book is about the life of Andy Warhol. This story goes from he was just a guy in Pittsburg to the well-known he became. In the middle of the book there ... Read full review

Review: Andy Warhol : Prince of Pop

User Review  - Sonia - Goodreads

Straight forward, easy read and informative. I learned a lot from this book regarding Pop Art, the 60's Art Scene and Andy Warhol's influence in the Art world. Read full review

Contents

Pittsburgh Days 19281940
1
Warhola to Warhol 19501951
24
llaking It 19521959
40
Famel 1968
56
The Svvinging Silver Factory 1964
72
Poor Little Rich Girl 1965
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Enter Fred Hughes 1967 1
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1
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Selected Films by Andy Warhol
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Sources
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About the author (2007)

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan are the authors of numerous acclaimed books about art, including Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist; Action Jackson; Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois; and Chuck Close Up Close. The authors live in St. Louis, MO, and New York City respectively.


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