I'll be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews : 1962-1987

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Kenneth Goldsmith
Da Capo Press, 2004 - Art - 427 pages
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The Question-and-Answer interview was one of Andy Warhol's favorite communication vehicles, so much so that he named his own magazine after the form. Yet, never before has anyone published a collection of interviews that Warhol himself gave. I'll Be Your Mirror contains more then thirty conversations revealing this unique and important artist. Each piece presents a different facet of the Sphinx-like Warhol's ever-evolving personality. Writer Kenneth Goldsmith provides context and provenance for each selection. Beginning in 1962 with a notorious interview in which Warhol literally begs the interviewer to put words into his mouth, the book covers Warhol's most important artistic period during the '60s. As Warhol shifts to filmmaking in the '70s, this collection explores his emergence as socialite, scene-maker, and trendsetter; his influential Interview magazine; and the Studio 54 scene. In the 80s, his support of young artists like Jean-Michel Basquait, his perspective on art history and the growing relationship to technology in his work are shown. Finally, his return to religious imagery and spirituality are available in an interview conducted just months before his death. Including photographs and previous unpublished interviews, this collage of Warhol showcases the artist's ability to manipulate, captivate, and enrich American culture.
  

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Review: I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews

User Review  - Jared - Goodreads

This book gave me a lot of insight into the kind of person that Warhol was, but it also didn't. He was often purposefully evasive in many of the interviews. This book spans interviews that he gave ... Read full review

Review: I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews

User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

My favorite professor in college wrote the forward or the intro. I loved her perspective and it framed the book really well for me. Total bias. Read full review

Contents

A Revealing Interview with Andy Warhol
3
Warhol Interviews Bourdon
6
Answers from 8 Painters Part I
15
Andy Warhol Interviewed by a Poet
21
Pop Goes the Artist
27
Interviewed by Gerard Malanga
47
Interview with Andy Warhol on EMPIRE
53
An Interview with Gerard Malanga
59
A Conversation with Andy Warhol
191
Around Barnett Newman
197
Who Is This Man Andy Warhol?
200
Andy Warhols Life Loves Art and Wavemaking
221
Letter to Man Ray
229
Andy Warhol
233
Some Say Hes the Real Mayor of New York
265
Dinner with Andy and Bill February 1980
277

An Interview with Andy Warhol
63
An Underground Interview with Andy Warhol
71
Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein
79
My True Story
85
Inside Andy Warhol
97
Untitled Interview
110
Andy Warhol Interviews Bay Times Reporter
118
An Interview with Andy at the Balloon Farm
122
Notes on My Epic Chelsea Girls
127
Andy Out West
131
Cab Ride with Andy Warhol
150
Andy Warhol
160
Were Still All Just Experimenting
170
Its Hard to Be Your Own Script
185
Andy Warhol
290
A Shopping Spree in Bloomingdales with Andy Warhol
301
Andy Warhol
312
An Interview with Andy Warhol
321
An Artist and His Amiga
333
Andy Warhol
348
The Last Interview
382
Afterword Warhols Interviews
395
Acknowledgments
398
Bibliography
402
Notes to Introduction by Reva Wolf
403
Permissions
410
Index
412
Copyright

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Kenneth Goldsmith's writing has been called some of the most "exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly. The author of seven books and editor of the online journal UbuWeb, Goldsmith is also a music writer for New York Press and host of weekly radio show on New York City's WFMU. He lives in New York City.

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