Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

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Vintage Books, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 692 pages
In the 1960s, Andy Warhol's paintings redefined modern art. His films provoked heated controversy, and his Factory was a hangout for the avant-garde. In the 1970s, after Valerie Solanas's attempt on his life, Warhol become more entrepreneurial, aligning himself with the rich and famous. Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol's Interview magazine, spent that decade by Andy's side as employee, collaborator, wingman, and confidante.

In these pages, Colacello takes us there with Andy: into the Factory office, into Studio 54, into wild celebrity-studded parties, and into the early-morning phone calls where the mysterious artist was at his most honest and vulnerable. Colacello gives us, as no one else can, a riveting portrait of this extraordinary man: brilliant, controlling, shy, insecure, and immeasurably influential. When Holy Terror was first published in 1990, it was hailed as the best of the Warhol accounts. Now, some two decades later, this portrayal retains its hold on readers—as does Andy's timeless power to fascinate, galvanize, and move us.
 

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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

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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

Contents

Imtrſillºtiſm
27
The flightest Of the RiſhtHåll
71
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MBAmwhile the Parties Milltiplied
163
Its All Wºrk
220
FaſtCry Displités
238
Cáſſy DiBS
261
Paris and Philºsºphy
272
Andy at the White HDISB
403
Philºsºphyſm IOI
411
Båſ BBhàwiſſ
426
On the RDAſ Again
439
8X Libs and POlaſſids
449
35 The liſt and DBáth Of the Party
465
Pºlitics and Jimmër Pärtigs
478
Falling Apart
491

Mſiltà Carlſ and HER
286
Laſiºs and GBtEmbſ Etſ
296
NBW ImprVBd
312
A Small Work Of Art
329
Pºrtraits and Aſis
345
Imºldá
361
28 The Gäviäſ Club
376
Playing Blth Siſts
392
BrBâkimſ EWBI
519
COMWErsatiºns with Caſte
530
Eſſuslſºs aka Sūtial list ASB
554
Wil Thºrº
608
43 J0ſ JºãmMichèl Päijº and Sam
643
Aſſly Is EVBryWhēſ
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About the author (2014)

Bob Colacello ran Interview magazine from 1971 to 1983. Since then he has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The first volume of his Reagan biography, Ronnie and Nancy: Their Path To the White House, 1911-1980 was published in 2004 and a collection of his photographs of the Factory years, Bob Colacello's Out was published in 2007. He lives on Long Island.

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