Yum, Yum, Yum

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Little, Brown, 1996 - Art - 80 pages
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This sprightly, brightly hued minibook celebrates the sensual pleasures of food. Yum, Yum, Yum presents a cornucopia of fantastical food - whimsical picnic spreads, outsized lobster dinners, overflowing fruit baskets, jewel-like ice cream cones fit for a fairy tale, and more. Accompanied throughout by witty Warhol epigrams on food and consumption, these forty drawings demonstrate the Pop master's special talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. The art has been culled from the archives of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and includes never-before-published rarities as well as popular prints from Warhol's heyday. Here is a yummy treat for Warhol fans and gourmands everywhere - and a book that will make the perfect gift for sophisticated hosts, hostesses, and chefs.

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Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of immigrant Czech parents, American artist Andy Warhol studied art at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He then worked as a commercial artist in New York City. In the early 1960s, Warhol became the most famous pioneer of "pop art," which used comic books, advertisements, and consumer goods as subject matter. Warhol's colorful paintings of Campbell's soup can labels, boxes of Brillo pads, and celebrity icons such as Marilyn Monroe, became among the most recognizable examples of pop art. Warhol was also a filmmaker as well as a painter and graphic artist; his more memorable films include Trash (1969) and Frankenstein (1973). His studio, called "The Factory," became infamous as a locale for eccentrics and eccentric behavior, much of it associated with the New York drug scene. It was Warhol who predicted that, "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

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