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Warhol

Warhol

A Life as Art

by Blake Gopnik
Hardback
Publication Date: 17/03/2020
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The definitive biography of one of the most famous and influential artists the world has ever seen.

Andy Warhol presented himself as being as shallow as critics accused his famous Campbell's Soup can paintings of being. His public persona was droll; he claimed that he silkscreened because it was easier than painting, and that everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame in the future. But who was Andy Warhol really, and how did he come to revolutionise our visual world forever?

From his impoverished childhood as the son of Slovak immigrants in 1930s Pittsburgh, to finding commercial success as an advertising illustrator, to his painstaking pivot into fine art to becoming one of the first people to bring a queer aesthetic out into the open; Warhol shows us how deliberately Andy Warhol reflected the changing winds of commercialism, capitalism and celebrity in the 1960s that still underpin our world today.

Behind the glamourous Factory setting of superstars, drag queens, musicians and high-society drop-outs, there was a complex man who lived with his mother until the day he died; whose asexual persona obscured a man who was openly gay during a time of great prejudice; who rubbed shoulders with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lou Reed and Susan Sontag but grappled with crippling lifelong insecurity.

Blake Gopnik has spent six years researching Warhol's life and art and reveals a life of contrasts and deliberate artifice hiding great depths. Filled with new insights into the development and impact of Warhol's art and his personality, Warhol asks: was he a joke or a genius, a radical or a social climber? As Warhol would have answered: Yes.

ISBN:
9780241003381
9780241003381
Category:
Individual artists
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
17-03-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
960
Dimensions (mm):
240x156x60mm
Weight:
1.59kg
Blake Gopnik

Blake Gopnik is an art critic who has served as art and design critic at Newsweek, chief art critic of The Washington Post, and fine-arts editor at The Globe and Mail, among other posts. In 2014, Gopnik was named a resident biography fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at City University of New York and he was a recipient of a Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library in 2017. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times.

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