Philosophy of Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again

ISBN-10: 0156717204

ISBN-13: 9780156717205

Edition: 1977

Authors: Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol

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The private Andy Warhol talks: about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; andnbsp;about himself--his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and life among celebrities. nbsp; nbsp;
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/6/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of immigrant Czech parents, American artist Andy Warhol studied art at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He then worked as a commercial artist in New York City. In the early 1960s, Warhol became the most famous pioneer of "pop art," which used comic books, advertisements, and consumer goods as subject matter. Warhol's colorful paintings of Campbell's soup can labels, boxes of Brillo pads, and celebrity icons such as Marilyn Monroe, became among the most recognizable examples of pop art. Warhol was also a filmmaker as well as a painter and graphic artist; his more memorable films include Trash (1969) and Frankenstein (1973). His studio, called "The Factory," became infamous as a locale for eccentrics and eccentric behavior, much of it associated with the New York drug scene. It was Warhol who predicted that, "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."

Andy Warhol, a painter and graphic artist, also produced a significant body of film work, including his famous Chelsea Girls. He was equally well known in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, The Factory, where one could listen to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground and rub elbows with Edie Sedgwick. Warhold died in New York in 1987.

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