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The Resource Andy Warhol, Wayne Koestenbaum

Andy Warhol, Wayne Koestenbaum

Label
Andy Warhol
Title
Andy Warhol
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Koestenbaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The sixties were the "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll" era, and Andy Warhol was its cultural icon. Painter, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, Warhol was both celebrity and celebrant, the man who put the "Pop" in art. His studio, the Factory, where his free-spirited cast of "superstars mingled with the rich and famous, was ground zero for the explosions that rocked American cultural life. And yet for all his fame, Warhol was an enigma: a participant in the excesses of his time who remained a faithful churchgoer, a nearly inarticulate man who was also a great aphorist ("In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes"), an artist whose body of work sizzles with sexuality but whose own body was a source of shame and self-hatred." "In his account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and reveals the man beneath the blond wig and dark glasses. Nimbly weaving brilliant and witty analysis into an absorbing narrative, Koestenbaum approaches Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance goes beyond the sixties. Focusing on Warhol's provocative, powerful films (many of which have been out of circulation since their initial release), Koestenbaum shows that Warhol's oeuvre, in its variety of forms (films, silkscreens, books, "happenings"), maintains a striking consistency of theme: Warhol discovered in classic American images (Brillo boxes, Campbell soup cans, Marilyn's face) a secret history, an erotics of time and space."--Jacket
  • "The sixties were the "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll" era, and Andy Warhol was its cultural icon. Painter, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, Warhol was both celebrity and celebrant, the man who put the "Pop" in art. His studio, the Factory, where his free-spirited cast of "superstars mingled with the rich and famous, was ground zero for the explosions that rocked American cultural life. And yet for all his fame, Warhol was an enigma: a participant in the excesses of his time who remained a faithful churchgoer, a nearly inarticulate man who was also a great aphorist ("In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes"), an artist whose body of work sizzles with sexuality but whose own body was a source of shame and self-hatred." "In his account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and reveals the man beneath the blond wig and dark glasses. Nimbly weaving brilliant and witty analysis into an absorbing narrative, Koestenbaum approaches Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance goes beyond the sixties. Focusing on Warhol's provocative, powerful films (many of which have been out of circulation since their initial release), Koestenbaum shows that Warhol's oeuvre, in its variety of forms (films, silkscreens, books, "happenings"), maintains a striking consistency of theme: Warhol discovered in classic American images (Brillo boxes, Campbell soup cans, Marilyn's face) a secret history, an erotics of time and space."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Koestenbaum, Wayne
Dewey number
  • 700/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6537.W28
LC item number
K64 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin lives
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  • Artists
  • Warhol, Andy
Label
Andy Warhol, Wayne Koestenbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Meet Andy Paperbag -- Before -- Traumas -- Pussy Heaven -- The Sixties -- Screens -- Torture -- Rupture -- After -- Shadows -- Endangered Species
Control code
46422387
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780670030002
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Andy Warhol, Wayne Koestenbaum
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Meet Andy Paperbag -- Before -- Traumas -- Pussy Heaven -- The Sixties -- Screens -- Torture -- Rupture -- After -- Shadows -- Endangered Species
Control code
46422387
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780670030002
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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