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

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

by Andy Warhol
     
 

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Andy Warhol claimed that he loved being outside a party—so that he could get in. But more often than not, the party was at his own studio, the Factory, where celebrities—from Edie Sedgwick and Allen Ginsberg to the Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground—gathered in an ongoing bash.

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol the enigmatic Warhol

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Andy Warhol claimed that he loved being outside a party—so that he could get in. But more often than not, the party was at his own studio, the Factory, where celebrities—from Edie Sedgwick and Allen Ginsberg to the Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground—gathered in an ongoing bash.

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol the enigmatic Warhol makes the reader his confidant on love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, and much more.

* Andy on love: "People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don't look."

* Andy on beauty: "I really don't care that much about 'Beauties.' What I really like are Talkers."

* Andy on money: "It's always good to get abstract when it comes to economics."

* Andy on class: "The rich have many advantages over the poor, but the most important one, as far as I'm concerned, is knowing how to talk and eat at the same time."

* Andy on underwear: "I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote."

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), a painter and graphic artist, also produced a significant body of film work, including his famous Chelsea Girls. Equally well known in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, the Factory, Warhol died in New York in 1987.

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PRAISE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL
 
"Acute Accurate.Mr. Warhol's usual amazing candor.A constant entertainment and enlightenment."--Truman Capote

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156717205
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1977
Series:
Harbrace Paperbound Library
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
195,599
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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