By Wayne Koestenbaum
a guy who created pictures of the wealthy and robust, Andy Warhol used to be some of the most incendiary figures in American tradition, a star whose superstar shone as brightly as these of the Marilyns and Jackies whose likenesses introduced him renown. photographs of his silvery wig and glasses are as well-known as his renderings of soup cans and Brillo boxes—controversial works that increased trade to excessive paintings. Warhol used to be an enigma: a partygoer who lived along with his mom, an inarticulate guy who used to be an exceptional aphorist, an artist whose physique of labor sizzles with sexuality yet who thought of his personal physique to be a resource of shame.
In critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum’s extraordinary examine Warhol’s existence, the writer inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic imaginative and prescient, together with the soreness that informs his greatness, and divulges the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative movies. through taking a look at many points of the artist’s oeuvre—films, work, books, “Happenings”—Koestenbaum offers a thought-provoking photograph of dad art’s maximum icon.
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Andy Warhol: A Biography by Wayne Koestenbaum