USA 2004, 193 pp., hardbound, € 15.69Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Warhol's career spanned advertising, painting, filmmaking, and magazine publishing. This biography covers his childhood and art school years in Pittsburgh, his successful career in commercial art, and his rise in the Pop Art movement. Chapters also cover his dependence on his mother, his pursuit of celebrity, the lively social, drug, and artscene at his studio (christened the »Factory«), a near-fatal shooting, and his death at age 59. The authors provide a good balance of personal and art history, showing how Warhol's signature silkscreen soup cans and portraits were rooted in his commercial beginnings and 1960s commentary on consumerism. Their liberal use of quotes by Warhol and his contemporaries paints a picture of a man who was often flip or evasive, who wore a very public persona but was extremely guarded about his personal life.