By Wayne Koestenbaum
a guy who created snap shots of the wealthy and strong, Andy Warhol used to be some of the most incendiary figures in American tradition, a celeb 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 artwork. Warhol was once an enigma: a partygoer who lived along with his mom, an inarticulate guy who used to be an outstanding 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 extraordinary examine Warhol’s existence, the writer inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic imaginative and prescient, together with the discomfort that informs his greatness, and divulges the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative movies. through many aspects of the artist’s oeuvre—films, work, books, “Happenings”—Koestenbaum gives you a thought-provoking photo of dad art’s maximum icon.
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