Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

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Cooper Square Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 514 pages
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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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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

The author was an intimate of Warhol's during The Factory days & became a writer for Vanity Fair magazine. The museum where I volunteer having a Warhol exhibit soon & I was eager to learn about him ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher Ames - Goodreads

the most interesting part of this book is the backstory on INTERVIEW magazine and insight into Andy's business world of his art. Bob's personal relationship with Andy and his retelling of their ... Read full review

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Contents

Quit
1
The Beginning
4
Old Country New World
10
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

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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