Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up
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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I remember the first time I saw him working on a portrait in the little office he had
taken to paint in on the eighth floor of 33 Union Square West in 1971, when the
commissions were starting to come in faster. He was crouched on the floor over a
After the Rex Reed screening we went to a dinner Brooks and Adriana Jackson
were giving after an Iolas Gallery opening, looking for potential portrait clients.
There weren't any. But Adriana was always trying, and she did line up several ...
Victor "got a little crazy" late one night and painted over Andy's portrait of him (
commissioned by Halston) with graffitilike swirls and squiggles, thinking this
defacement was as important a moment in art history as Rauschenberg's
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raggedtig - LibraryThing
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 upUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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