Andy Warhol

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Viking, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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The sixties were the "sex, drugs, & rock-and-roll" era, & Andy Warhol was its cultural icon. Painter, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, Warhol was both celebrity & celebrant, the man who put the "pop" in art. His studio, The Factory, where his free-spirited cast of "superstars" mingled with the rich & famous, was ground zero for the explosions that rocked American cultural life. And yet for all his fame, Warhol was an enigma: a participant in the excesses of his time who remained a faithful churchgoer, a nearly inarticulate man who was also a great aphorist ("In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes"), an artist whose body of work sizzles with sexuality but whose own body was a source of shame & self-hatred. In his bravura account of Warhol's life & work, scholar & culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions & reveals the man beneath the blond wig & dark glasses. Nimbly weaving brilliant & witty analysis into an absorbing narrative, Koestenbaum makes a convincing case for Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance goes beyond the sixties. Focusing on Warhol's provocative, powerful films (many of which have been out of circulation since their initial release), Koestenbaum shows that Warhol's oeuvre, in its variety of form (films, silkscreens, books, "happenings"), maintains a striking consistency of theme: Warhol discovered in classic American images (Brillo boxes, Campbell soup cans, Marilyn's face) a secret history, the erotic of time & space.

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User Review  - michaelbartley - LibraryThing

I know almost nothing about Andy Warhol, only that he was a major artist of the 60's and later. I wanted to learn more, unfortunely this bio didn't really tell me much more. It is more of an outline of his life and work. I still want to know more. Read full review

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I wasnt a fan of this book at all. Found the writing boring! Im so uninspired I have no real idea of what else to say. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

He is professor of English at the Graduate Center of the city University of New York & lives in New York City.

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