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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 star 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 was once an enigma: a partygoer who lived along with his mom, an inarticulate guy who was once an exceptional 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 excellent 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 elements of the artist’s oeuvre—films, work, books, “Happenings”—Koestenbaum offers a thought-provoking photograph of dad art’s maximum icon.

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An intimate depiction of the visionary who revolutionized the paintings global a guy who created pix of the wealthy and robust, Andy Warhol used to be essentially the most incendiary figures in American tradition, a celeb whose superstar shone as brightly as these of the Marilyns and Jackies whose likenesses introduced him renown.

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