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By Wayne Koestenbaum

An intimate depiction of the visionary who revolutionized the artwork global

a guy who created photographs of the wealthy and strong, Andy Warhol was once the most incendiary figures in American tradition, a celeb whose famous person shone as brightly as these of the Marilyns and Jackies whose likenesses introduced him renown. pictures 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 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 incredible examine Warhol’s existence, the writer inspects the roots of Warhol’s aesthetic imaginative and prescient, together with the soreness that informs his greatness, and divulges the hidden sublimity of Warhol’s provocative motion pictures. by way of taking a look at many aspects 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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