Andy Warhol

by Gregor Muir | 12 March 2020
Hardback
Categories: History of art
Exploring his background as a child of an immigrant family, ideas about death and religion and his queer perspective, this radical re-visioning highlights how Warhol's work marked a period of cultural transformation that still resonates today. As an underground art star, Andy Warhol (1928-87) was the antidote to the prevalent abstract expressionist style of 1950s America. He introduced popular everyday subjects into his practice and openly acknowledged the wide-ranging influences on his work. Throughout his career, his forays into advertising, fashion, film, TV and music videos, marked a fascination with mainstream popular culture. This book will position Warhol at the vanguard of artistic experimentation, and reveals him as an artist who both succeeded and failed in equal measure; an artist who embraced the establishment while cavorting with the underground. It further highlights Warhol's knowing flirtation with the commercial world of celebrity alongside his socially engaged collaborations and advocacy of alternative lifestyles.  Including his iconic depictions alongside lesser-known works, as well as the installation Silver Clouds , this fascinating book returns Warhol to his conceptual ambition and positions him within the shifting creative and political landscape in which he worked, permitting a broad view of how Warhol, and his work, marked a period of cultural transformation.
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Exploring his background as a child of an immigrant family, ideas about death and religion and his queer perspective, this radical re-visioning highlights how Warhol's work marked a period of cultural transformation that still resonates today. As an underground art star, Andy Warhol (1928-87) was the antidote to the prevalent abstract expressionist style of 1950s America. He introduced popular everyday subjects into his practice and openly acknowledged the wide-ranging influences on his work. Throughout his career, his forays into advertising, fashion, film, TV and music videos, marked a fascination with mainstream popular culture. This book will position Warhol at the vanguard of artistic experimentation, and reveals him as an artist who both succeeded and failed in equal measure; an artist who embraced the establishment while cavorting with the underground. It further highlights Warhol's knowing flirtation with the commercial world of celebrity alongside his socially engaged collaborations and advocacy of alternative lifestyles.  Including his iconic depictions alongside lesser-known works, as well as the installation Silver Clouds , this fascinating book returns Warhol to his conceptual ambition and positions him within the shifting creative and political landscape in which he worked, permitting a broad view of how Warhol, and his work, marked a period of cultural transformation.
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Categories: History of art

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