Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 8, 1997 - Art - 210 pages
Andy Warhol is usually remembered as the artist who said that he wanted to be a machine, and that no one need ever look further than the surface when evaluating him or his art. Arguing against this carefully crafted pop image, Reva Wolf shows that Warhol was in fact deeply emotionally engaged with the people around him and that this was reflected in his art.

Wolf investigates the underground culture of poets, artists, and filmmakers who interacted with Warhol regularly. She claims that Warhol understood the literary imagination of his generation and that recognizing Warhol's literary activities is essential to understanding his art. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material, including interviews, personal and public archives, tape recordings, documentary photographs, and works of art, Wolf offers dramatic evidence that Warhol's interactions with writers functioned like an extended conversation and details how this process impacted his work. This highly original and fascinating study gives us fresh insight into Warhol's art as practice and reformulates the myth that surrounds this popular American artist.
 

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Contents

Andy Warhols Flowers exhibition 1964 58
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Billy Name The Fugs and the Holy Modal Rounders 60
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Gerard Malanga reading his poetry at Leo Castelli Gallery 68
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Andy Warhol and Ogden Nash The New Eden 70
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Andy Warhol Black and White Disaster 71
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Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga The Young Mod 73
Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga To the Young Model Name Unknown 74
Page from Pop Art Poetry and Fashion 76
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2103 Reward 103
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Andy Warhol Black on Black Reversal 109
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Andy Warhol Most Wanted Men 112
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Andy Warhol film still from Couch 116
Marie Menken Xero copy photobooth selfportrait of Andy Warhol 119
Andy Warhol film still from Bufferin 120
Ron Rice film still from The Flower Thief 126
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Jack Kerouac Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie film still from Pull My Daisy 135
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Andy Warhol Marilyn Diptych 84
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Warhol exhibition 86
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Andy Warhol Red Race Riot see also pl 3 88
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Page from Two Stories for Andy Warhol 98
Andy Warhol SelfPortrait 196667 102
2103 Reward Lorenz Gude Andy Warhol 103
Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga Allen Ginsberg 139
Andy Warhol photograph of Allen Ginsberg and a friend 140
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Fred W McDarrah RentaBeatnik party 147
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Andy Warhol The Poet and His Muse after de Chirico 150
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