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  1. says:

    45 rounded upAccording to the afterword there have been over 500 books published on Warhol and though I can't claim to have read than a small fraction of those I HAVE hit all the major tomes since I have been fascinated by the artist a long long time I've even had a fine litho of his iconic poster for the film 'u

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    ‘Warhol A Life as Art’ by Blake Gropnik is a huge book coming in at 960 pages including sources and index As the book I received from Vine was an advance reading copy I don’t know if the final edition will contain pictures of Warhol and his works However when necessary I made use of the internet to search for relevant imagesAs a former student of art history I had a passing awareness of Warhol’s life and work tho

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    While Gopnik's extensive new bio see runs to almost 1000 pages his endnotes cover an ADDITIONAL 741 which means they are not even published in the print edition they ARE included in the eBook but take an unconscionable time to download but are

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    “Andy Warhol looks a scream Hang him on my wall Andy Warhol Silver Screen Can’t tell them apart at all” David Bowie I now know about Andy Warhol than I ever needed to know This tome is comprehensive and complete with Andy for better or worse in his various stages and guises The Factory was called a factory for a reason The weird wild and speed addicted worked at making art and films much of which were boundary b

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    Just started this huge gorgeous preview perfect for a stay at home order April 1 2020I have almost no interest whatsoever in Andy Warhol but I was completely immersed in this book for 2 12 weeks Blake Gopnik's writing pla

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    I learned a lot about this eccentric artist in this bio as well as pop culture art techniues and production method

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    It took me a long time to read this the narrative of the book and its structure starts very strong but sort of plateau in

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    One thing this book can’t be accused of is skimping on content At 44 hours the audiobook is somewhat of a long haul to get through – happily though it goes fairly uick as most of it is engrossing Gopnik definitely put together a ‘definitive’ account of Warhol’s life Along the way he bats down some commonly held misconceptions about

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    This book was in desperate need of an editor There was no need for it to be 1000 pages long It read like a play by play of the artist’s entire life including what he ate for dinner Kudos for the enormous amount of research that went into t

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    Unfortunately DNF because I knew I'd never get through it in the limited time I had it from the library Will try again

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SUMMARY ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Blake Gopnik

When critics attacked Andy Warhol's Marilyn paintings as shallow the Pop artist was happy to present himself as shallower still He claimed that he silkscreened to avoid the hard work of painting although he was actually a meticulous workaholic in interviews he presented himself as a silly naïf when in private he was the canniest of sophisticates Blake Gopnik's definitive biography digs deep into the contradictions and radical genius that led Andy Warhol to revolutionise our cultural worldBased on years of archival research and on interviews with hundreds of Warh 45 rounded upAccording to the afterword there have been over 500 books published on Warhol and though I can t claim to have read than a small fraction of those I HAVE hit all the major tomes since I have been fascinated by the artist a long long time I ve even had a fine litho of his iconic poster for the film uerelle on my bedroom wall for over 25 years since it combines my passions for Fassbinder and Genet as well as Warhol So I have some bona fides and can uneuivocally state that this NOW becomes the definitive biography supplanting Victor Bockris also lengthy 2003 candidate Gopnik s gets a slight edge not only for the extensive 7 years of research Gopnik did but because of his unprecedented access to previously unavailable documents and the blessings of the Andy Warhol Museum and Foundation That does NOT mean this is a whitewash Andy s many foibles and faults are here warts and all And Gopnik covers his entire life from pre birth to after death with a thoroughness that only occasionally becomes ponderous That is not to imply those other works become superfluous by any means there are so many stories about Warhol that even at almost 1000 pages Gopnik can t cover them all But he does a yeoman s job of sifting through them and separating the chaff and suspect apocryphal versions from the wheat His prose isn t fancy but that makes it easy to follow and he balances the biographical facts with a critic s eye that delineates and defines the artist s various phases so that you don t need to be an art scholar to understand them Each of the 50 chapters begins with a b w photo of the subject from that era and there is a rather skimpy color photo section with 10 of his representative works Because of the length of the work itself the copious 741 pages endnotes are only included in the eBook edition where they take so long to download they are virtually useless in that format but they are also available for downloading from both the publisher s and author s websites which works better for accessibility see for OTHER issues with these however Because I DID read the endnotes also the 1717 pages took me almost 2 weeks to finish and I fear MOST people will not have the abiding interest to get through it all but for those who can t get enough of Warhol this provides a good strong hit

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Warhol By Blake Gopnik

Behind the public glitter of the artist's Factory with its superstars drag ueens and socialites there was a man who lived with his mother for much of his life and guarded the privacy of his home He overcame the vicious homophobia of his youth to become a symbol of gay achievement while always seeking the pleasures of traditional romance and coupledom Warhol explodes the myth of his asexualityFilled with new insights into the artist's work and personality Warhol asks Was he a joke or a genius a radical or a social climber As Warhol himself would have answered Yes One thing this book can t be accused of is skimping on content At 44 hours the audiobook is somewhat of a long haul to get through happily though it goes fairly uick as most of it is engrossing Gopnik definitely put together a definitive account of Warhol s life Along the way he bats down some commonly held misconceptions about Warhol namely that he didn t have an active love or sex life It s all documented here in an appropriate amount of detail The other striking item here is just the sheer amount of Warhol s artistic expression that was spent on film rather than the artwork that he s commonly associated with Not to say that his filmwork wasn t very good well it wasn t who would really want to sit through Empire but it s kind of astonishing just how much time and effort was put into making the films as part of the Factory The chronological approach made a lot of sense for this book but the flip side is that his activity and output post assassination attempt in 68 doesn t have as much interest for the reader however at that point you are a bit than 23 of the way through his life story

SUMMARY ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Blake Gopnik

Ol's surviving friends lovers and enemies Warhol traces the artist's path from his origins as the impoverished son of Eastern European immigrants in s Pittsburgh through his early success as a commercial illustrator and his groundbreaking pivot into fine art to the society portraiture and popular celebrity of the 's and 's as he reflected and responded to the changing dynamics of commerce and cultureWarhol sought out all the most glamorous figures of his times Susan Sontag Mick Jagger the Barons de Rothschild despite being burdened with an almost crippling shyness Andy Warhol looks a scream Hang him on my wall Andy Warhol Silver Screen Can t tell them apart at all David Bowie I now know about Andy Warhol than I ever needed to know This tome is comprehensive and complete with Andy for better or worse in his various stages and guises The Factory was called a factory for a reason The weird wild and speed addicted worked at making art and films much of which were boundary breaking and tasteless but that was the point Shallow shrewd seeking celebrity and fame Andy was uite a con