The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

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Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, about New York and America, about himself, good times and bad, the explosion of his career in the 1960s and life among celebrities.

ISBN: 9780141189109 Author: Warhol, Andy Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 1st February 2007 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 709.2 (edition:22) Pages: 240 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

The autobiography of an American icon

‘I never think that people die. They just go to department stores’

Andy Warhol – American painter, filmmaker, publisher, actor and major figure in the Pop Art movement – was in many ways a reluctant celebrity. Here, in his autobiography, he spills his secrets and muses about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, New York and America and its place in the world. But it is his reflections on himself, his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the explosion of his career in the Sixties and his life among celebrities – from working with Elizabeth Taylor to partying with the Rolling Stones – that give a true insight into the mind of one of the most iconic figures in twentieth-century culture.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), was an American painter, filmmaker, publisher, actor, and a major figure in the Pop Art movement. He also produced a significant body of film work, including the famous Chelsea Girls; characterised the epoch with the now-famous expression ‘fifteen minutes of fame’; produced the first album by The Velvet Underground; and was nearly killed just two days before the assassination of JFK.

If you enjoyed The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, you might like 100 Artists’ Manifestos, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

‘Acute. Accurate. Mr Warhol’s usual amazing candor. A constant entertainment and enlightenment’
Truman Capote

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