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By Wayne Koestenbaum

An intimate depiction of the visionary who revolutionized the paintings international

a guy who created graphics of the wealthy and strong, Andy Warhol used to be the most incendiary figures in American tradition, a celeb whose celebrity shone as brightly as these of the Marilyns and Jackies whose likenesses introduced him renown. photographs of his silvery wig and glasses are as well-known as his renderings of soup cans and Brillo boxes—controversial works that increased trade to excessive artwork. Warhol used to be an enigma: a partygoer who lived along with his mom, an inarticulate guy who used to be a superb 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 fabulous 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. by means of taking a look at many features of the artist’s oeuvre—films, work, books, “Happenings”—Koestenbaum supplies a thought-provoking photo of dad art’s maximum icon.

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