By Wayne Koestenbaum
a guy who created graphics of the wealthy and robust, Andy Warhol was once essentially 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. pictures 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 used to be 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 mind-blowing examine Warhol’s existence, 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 motion pictures. through many aspects of the artist’s oeuvre—films, work, books, “Happenings”—Koestenbaum offers a thought-provoking photograph of father art’s maximum icon.
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