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Andrew O’Hagan

16 October 1997
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes 
by Andy Warhol.
Bulfinch Press, 35 pp., $10.95, May 1997, 0 8212 2319 4
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Style, Style, Style 
by Andy Warhol.
Bulfinch Press, 30 pp., $10.95, May 1997, 0 8212 2320 8
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Who is Andy​ Warhol? 
edited by Colin MacCabe, Mark Francis and Peter Wollen.
BFI, 162 pp., £40, May 1997, 9780851705880
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All Tomorrow’s Parties: Billy Name’s Photographs of Andy Warhol’s Factory 
by Billy Name.
frieze, 144 pp., £19.95, April 1997, 0 9527414 1 5
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The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night 
by Anthony Haden-Guest.
Morrow, 404 pp., $25, April 1996, 9780688141516
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... All his life AndyWarhol looked like death. He came into the world that way: blank, rheumy-eyed, sick as the day was long. An unmerry child with St Vitus’ Dance, the young Warhol lay twitching in his bed under a blanket of fan magazines, the source of all his imaginary friendships – with Errol Flynn and Louella Parsons, Hedda Hopper and Gary Cooper – and the only thing he ...

Diary

Christopher Hitchens: Andy Warhol​ at MoMA

12 October 1989
... The intriguing thing about the opening night of the AndyWarhol retrospective in Manhattan was its tameness. MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art) can seldom have looked so respectable while being at the same time, in a faintly macabre way, en fête. I could have got ...

Andy​ Paperbag

Hal Foster: Andy Warhol

21 March 2002
Andy​ Warhol 
by Wayne Koestenbaum.
Weidenfeld, 196 pp., £12.99, November 2001, 0 297 64630 3
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... it were a schizophrenic – broken in language, amnesiac about history, in thrall to glossy images, subject to mood-swings from speedy euphoria to catatonic withdrawal. No wonder that his exemplar is AndyWarhol. ‘Warhol distrusted language,’ Wayne Koestenbaum writes on the first page of his smart biography; ‘he didn’t understand how grammar unfolded episodically in linear time, rather than in ...

You’ve got three minutes

J. Hoberman: Sitting for Warhol

20 July 2006
Andy Warhol​ Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol​ Catalogue Raisonné: Vol. I 
by Callie Angell.
Abrams, 319 pp., £35, April 2006, 0 8109 5539 3
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... For two years, beginning in January 1964 and ending in late 1966, hundreds of individuals trooped through AndyWarhol’s midtown Manhattan studio (the vast, silver-painted loft known as the Factory), there to sit before a 16mm Bolex camera and have their portraits made on film. The portraits, each of which used a ...

The Medium is the Market

Hal Foster: Business Art

9 October 2008
... In 1975, AndyWarhol peered into the future and saw … Damien Hirst? ‘Business Art is the step that comes after Art,’ Warhol wrote in The Philosophy of AndyWarhol. Not only was it OK for artists to make as much money as possible, but ‘making money is art’ and ‘good business is the best art.’ At the time Warhol was the master of Business Art – he ...

Ediepus

Michael Neve

18 November 1982
Edie: An American Biography 
by Jean Stein and George Plimpton.
Cape, 455 pp., £9.95, October 1982, 0 224 02068 4
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Baby Driver: A Story About Myself 
by Jan Kerouac.
Deutsch, 208 pp., £7.95, August 1982, 0 233 97487 3
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... as well as interview, doesn’t succumb to merely piling on the deaths. The book, at the very point where it might be most silly and depressing, is made most intelligent. In early 1965, Edie meets AndyWarhol, and Stein and Plimpton, with their ‘hidden agenda’ of splicing the conversations, quietly promote a discussion: on whether a metropolitan society without morality can generate art. Andy ...

At the Whitney

Paul Keegan: Andy Warhol

7 March 2019
... In​  The Dream Colony, a memoir published posthumously in 2017, the gallerist and curator Walter Hopps mentions his first meeting with AndyWarhol, in New York in 1961, when Warhol was a successful commercial artist looking for a way out. ‘We agreed to keep in touch and see what came along. And what came along … were the 32 original Campbell’s Soup Cans.’ Hopps and ...
19 March 1987
The Revenge of the Philistines 
by Hilton Kramer.
Secker, 445 pp., £12.50, July 1986, 0 436 23687 7
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Gilbert and George 
by Carter Ratcliff.
Thames and Hudson, 271 pp., £14.95, November 1986, 0 500 27443 6
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British Art in the 20th Century 
edited by Susan Compton.
Prestel-Verlag (Munich), 460 pp., £16.90, January 1987, 3 7913 0798 3
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... occasionally, inspired by topical political issues. The other characteristic of the art of the Sixties and early Seventies which agitates Kramer is Pop Art and the promotion of celebrities such as AndyWarhol in a camp atmosphere so different from the sacred awe with which the achievements of American Abstract Expressionists, Cubism or late Cézanne are discussed. To say that such figures as Andy ...

Here/Not Here

Wendy Steiner

4 July 1996
... scar. How can the celebrity outsider maintain a sense of his identity, or painterly authority, when he is his own subject-matter and his audience sees that subject-matter as ‘other’, less than ‘us’? Basquiat’s solutions to this dilemma are often brilliant. In the triptych Zydeco (1984), for example, a cinematographer in profile looks through the lens of his movie camera. In a Cubist pun ...

At the National Portrait Gallery

Peter Campbell: Painting the Century

16 November 2000
... he says, if he was going to spend months working on a face it should be one he liked. Styles may change, but some things just keep coming back. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1984 Brown Spots (Portrait of AndyWarhol as a Banana) is a really nice picture, if a little mysterious – the best the catalogue can do is suggest that the partly peeled banana with Warhol’s ‘trademark shock of whiteish-grey ...

Short Cuts

Thomas Jones: Tintin

15 April 2004
... Museum in Greenwich until 5 September. On show, in descending order of interest, are several of Hergé’s original drawings, some of the sources that he drew on (and drew), a portrait of him by AndyWarhol, and various seafaring artefacts. The boy reporter’s first assignment was to Russia. The strips from Le Petit Vingtième were collected in a book published in 1930, Tintin au pays des ...

The Style It Takes

Mark Ford: John Cale

16 September 1999
What’s Welsh for Zen? The Autobiography of John Cale 
by Victor Bockris.
Bloomsbury, 272 pp., £20, January 1999, 0 7475 3668 6
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... or the Voice of America – the jazz of Coltrane, the skiffle of Lonnie Donegan and, of course, the emerging rock of Elvis Presley. With the help of Victor Bockris – author of a biography of AndyWarhol – Cale has written a thoughtful and entertaining autobiography in a strikingly original format: a slab of a book, bound in cardboard, combining photographs, facsimiles, cartoons, sketches and a ...

At the Hayward

Hal Foster: ‘The Painting of Modern Life’

1 November 2007
... there are many exceptions, of course, but the curator should be allowed his premise). However, as the 1960s began, Rugoff continues, artists associated with Pop and photorealism – Richard Hamilton, AndyWarhol, Gerhard Richter, Richard Artschwager, Vija Celmins and Malcolm Morley – turned again to photography, not only as a source of images but as a way to convey the look of consumer society ...
6 October 2011
... and image directly in his own version of the ultimate Pop icon, Marilyn Monroe, made after his first visit to the United States in 1963, where he travelled with his friend Marcel Duchamp, and met AndyWarhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha and other young bucks of American Pop art. In My Marilyn (1965) Hamilton adapted, in painting, part of a contact sheet from a photo shoot by George Barris that ...

Diary

Waldemar Januszczak: Charles Saatchi’s New Museum

21 March 1985
... ikons. He was competing with materialism, not with the future. If you walk into one of the side-rooms of the Saatchi museum you see art using the language of religion for much more destructive ends. AndyWarhol’s Chairman Mao is a 20-foot-tall painting which hangs alone, at the end of the room, in deliberate imitation of an altarpiece. What are we to assume from this? That Charles Saatchi and Andy ...

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