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by Wayne Koestenbaum

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  • ISBN 0786238550
  • ISBN13 978-0786238552
  • Language English
  • Author Wayne Koestenbaum
  • Publisher Thorndike Pr (January 1, 2002)
  • Pages 271
  • Formats mobi lrf azw docx
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Arts and Literature
  • Size ePub 1957 kb
  • Size Fb2 1295 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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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 everybody 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 bravura 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 makes a convincing case for 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 form (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, the erotic of time and space.

gives us a Warhol who is ineffably sad but heroic too: a man full of bravado, patience, energy and devotion to work, to making things

gives us a Warhol who is ineffably sad but heroic too: a man full of bravado, patience, energy and devotion to work, to making things. It’s a book that should tempt both those generally familiar with Andy Warhol and, even more, young people who have trouble imagining how popular art can challenge the status quo. -Los Angeles Times. Wayne Koestenbaum has published over a dozen books on such subjects as hotels, Harpo Marx, humiliation, Jackie Onassis, and opera. His latest book of prose is My 1980s & Other Essays (2013); his latest book of poetry.

But Warhol, Koestenbaum argues, was much more than an artist The price for that success was high, Koestenbaum writes: the controversies Warhol inspired did not always serve him well, his associates had a habit of dying young, and h. .

But Warhol, Koestenbaum argues, was much more than an artist. He helped shape the popular culture of his day; he launched the careers of dozens of musicians and artists; he revolutionized interior design, making his studio, the Factory, "an ambient artwork"; and he used art as a way of exploring matters of life, death, sexuality, and group behavior. The price for that success was high, Koestenbaum writes: the controversies Warhol inspired did not always serve him well, his associates had a habit of dying young, and he himself survived an assassination attempt that gave his later work an air of being "bulletins from the afterlife.

for Steven Marchetti. WORDS TROUBLED AND FAILED Andy Warhol, although he wrote, with ghostly assistance, many books, and had a speaking style that everyone can recognize because it has become the voice of the United States-halting, empty, breathy, like Jackie’s or Marilyn’s, whose silent faces sealed his fame.

-BOOK JACKET Koestenbaum veers wildly from incredible insight on Warhol's life, work, an.

The sixties were the "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll" era, and Andy Warhol was its cultural icon. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - scarequotes - LibraryThing. Koestenbaum veers wildly from incredible insight on Warhol's life, work, and career to tedious intellectual wankery - often two or three times in the course of a page. Sometimes it's fascinating, and.

Wayne Koestenbaum (born 1958) is an American poet and cultural critic. from Harvard University, an . from Johns Hopkins University, and a P. from Princeton University. Currently, he lives in New York City, where he is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

An intimate depiction of the visionary who revolutionized the art world. In critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum’s dazzling look at Warhol’s life, the author inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic vision, including the pain that informs his greatness, and reveals the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative films. By looking at many facets of the artist’s oeuvre-films, paintings, books, Happenings -Koestenbaum delivers a thought-provoking picture of pop art’s greatest icon. Biographies Nonfiction Popular Culture Artists. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Early in his career, he experimented with the sobriquet Andy Paperbag -a reference to his tendency to carry drawings around in a paper bag.

An intimate depiction of the visionary who revolutionized the art world A man who created portraits of the rich and powerful, Andy Warhol was one of the most incendiary figures in American culture, a celebrity whose star shone as brightly as those of the Marilyns and Jackies whose likenesses brought him renown

In critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum’s dazzling look at Warhol’s life, the author inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic vision, including the pain that informs his greatness, and reveals the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative films.

In critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum’s dazzling look at Warhol’s life, the author inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic vision, including the pain that informs his greatness, and reveals the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative films.

Talk about Andy Warhol


Landaron
An artist life and times shape their art, of course. But, in Andy's case, his social scene seems to edge out his artistic contributions. In the hands of other biographers, that is.This is not the case with Mr. Koestenbaum. Thanks to him, I finally get Andy's artistic intentions.This is the point of difference between this biography and other I have read. But don't think it is a dry read. It is fun and enlightening.
Gnng
Great book with a lot of information. Arrived in timely manner.
Era
Excellent biography.
Mayno
I can't get enought of the NY pop art scene. I'll read anything about it. Warhol is my favorite. Cant wait to read it
Jeb
Really dull and not worth the paper it was written on
Vushura
Unless you are looking to read a freudian analytical account for every incident in Andy Warhol's life do not bother to purchase this book. Indeed, I intend to return it.
Granijurus
Fascinating biography of Warhol and his enduring effect on the art world. Koestenbaum is a rock star poet and cultural critic and his biography of Warhol is a shining example of what he's capable of. A must read for fans of Warhol, counterculture and contemporary art.
I found this book to be long on irrelevant stories, poor instances of name dropping and a very confusing mix of someone trying to ascribe his point of view onto Andy Warhol. This book is heavy on personal opinion and short on facts.

I really wanted to like it, but it was pretty bad.