Andy Warhol, Publisher

Andy Warhol, Publisher

by Lucy Mulroney

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Andy Warhol, Publisher by Lucy Mulroney

Although we know him best as a visual artist and filmmaker, Andy Warhol was also a publisher. Distributing his own books and magazines, as well as contributing to those of others, Warhol found publishing to be one of his greatest pleasures, largely because of its cooperative and social nature.

Journeying from the 1950s, when Warhol was starting to make his way through the New York advertising world, through the height of his career in the 1960s, to the last years of his life in the 1980s, Andy Warhol, Publisher unearths fresh archival material that reveals Warhol’s publications as complex projects involving a tantalizing cast of collaborators, shifting technologies, and a wide array of fervent readers.

Lucy Mulroney shows that whether Warhol was creating children’s books, his infamous “boy book” for gay readers, writing works for established houses like Grove Press and Random House, helping found Interview magazine, or compiling a compendium of photography that he worked on to his death, he readily used the elements of publishing to further and disseminate his art. Warhol not only highlighted the impressive variety in our printed culture but also demonstrated how publishing can cement an artistic legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226542843
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lucy Mulroney is Associate Director of Collections, Research, and Education for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Table of Contents


1          One Blue Pussy
2          Fuck You
3          Three Bad Books
4          Young, Rich, Intelligent, and Willing to Spend!
5          I’d Recognize Your Voice Anywhere
6          America


What People are Saying About This

Stanford University Alexander Nemerov

"We see, thanks to Lucy Mulroney, that Warhol imagined everything about a book—the copyedited pages, the aimless tape-recorded drumming-up of anecdotes, even the book tour itself—as a kind of art."

Harvard University Jennifer L. Roberts

"In this engrossing book, Lucy Mulroney offers a bracing new account of Andy Warhol’s publication projects as they redefined the rituals of publishing, publicity, and print in America. Drawing upon extensive new archival research treating everything from the ‘coloring parties’ of the 1950s to the late photobook America, Mulroney demonstrates the range, intricacy, and above all the radically collaborative nature of these projects."