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Book Title: Andy Warhol: A Biography|
Date of issue: February 17th 2015
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The author of the book: Wayne Koestenbaum
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.19 MB
Edition: Open Road Media
Read full description of the books Andy Warhol: A Biography: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. Images of his silvery wig and glasses are as famous as his renderings of soup cans and Brillo boxes—controversial works that elevated commerce to high art. Warhol was an enigma: a partygoer who lived with his mother, an inarticulate man who was a great aphorist, an artist whose body of work sizzles with sexuality but who considered his own body to be a source of shame.
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.
Read information about the authorIn addition to Hotel Theory (Soft Skull, 2007), Wayne Koestenbaum has published five books of nonfiction prose: Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queens Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and five books of poetry: Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems. He wrote the libretto for an opera, Jackie O (music by Michael Daugherty). His essays and poetry have appeared in such anthologies as The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, and The Art of the Essay, and in such magazines as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Artforum, and The Paris Review. In 2002, Koestenbaum was elected as a member of the PEN American Centers Board of Trustees. He received his B.A. from Harvard, his M.A. (in Creative Writing) from Johns Hopkins, and his Ph.D. (in English) from Princeton. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center as well as currently a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art. "
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