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Warhol
Warhol
Gopnik, Blake2020
Articles
When critics attacked Andy Warhol's Marilyn paintings as shallow, the Pop artist was happy to present himself as shallower still: He claimed that he silkscreened to avoid the hard work of painting, although he was actually a meticulous workaholic; in interviews he presented himself as a silly naïf when in private he was the canniest of sophisticates. Blake Gopnik's definitive biography digs deep into the contradictions and radical genius that led Andy Warhol to revolutionise our cultural world. Based on years of archival research and on interviews with hundreds of Warhol's surviving friends, lovers and enemies, Warhol traces the artist's path from his origins as the impoverished son of Eastern European immigrants in 1930s Pittsburgh, through his early success as a commercial illustrator and his groundbreaking pivot into fine art, to the society portraiture and popular celebrity of the '70s and '80s.
Main title:
Warhol / Blake Gopnik.
Author:
Imprint:
Great Britain : Allen Lane, 2020.
Collation:
xi, 961 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9780241003381 (hbk)
Dewey class:
709.2709.2WAR
Language:
English
BRN:
2910164
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