By Wayne Koestenbaum
a guy who created snap shots of the wealthy and strong, Andy Warhol was once some of the most incendiary figures in American tradition, a star whose big name shone as brightly as these of the Marilyns and Jackies whose likenesses introduced him renown. photographs of his silvery wig and glasses are as recognized as his renderings of soup cans and Brillo boxes—controversial works that increased trade to excessive paintings. Warhol was once an enigma: a partygoer who lived together with his mom, an inarticulate guy who used to be a very good 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 spectacular examine Warhol’s lifestyles, the writer inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic imaginative and prescient, together with the ache that informs his greatness, and divulges the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative movies. through taking a look at many aspects of the artist’s oeuvre—films, work, books, “Happenings”—Koestenbaum provides a thought-provoking photo of father art’s maximum icon.
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