Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

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Cooper Square Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 514 pages
Written by a former editor of Warhol's celebrity-celebrating Interview magazine and packed with names, this hard-hitting memoir presents an insider's look at the "Pope of Pop Art," Andy Warhol (1928-1987), whose eclectic oeuvre is comparable to Picasso's or Pollock's in its impact on modern art and culture. While examining Warhol's personality, struggles, and achievements, this book presents its subject with a clarity that is both unsparing and compassionate, disillusioned and inspired. Holy Terror invites readers to revisit the sex, drugs, parties, discos, and New York art scene that dominated the 1970s and 1980s. Colacello's memoir is an acutely perceived portrait of the artist who radicalized the ways in which society views art.

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An excellent biography written by someone who had several years of close contact with the artist. Allows the reader to take a look at a side of Warhol that no one thought existed. Read full review

Holy terror: Andy Warhol close up

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The former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, Colacello has an insider's story to tell. This book is as bitchy and packed with names as its readers could want. The Andy Warhol Factory is ... Read full review


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Bob Colacello worked at Andy Warhol's "Factory" from 1970-1983 and has contributed regularly to Vanity Fair since 1984. He divides his time among Los Angeles, New York City, and Amagansett, New York.

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