A study of the innovative pop artist Andy Warhol by his close friend and confidant, David Bourdon. Prepared during the artist's lifetime and with his co-operation, it is described as an intimate look at the man behind the silkscreened image.A study of the innovative pop artist Andy Warhol by his close friend and confidant, David Bourdon. Prepared during the artist's lifetime and with his co-operation, it is described as an intimate look at the man behind the silkscreened image.Read Less
Publishers Weekly, 1995-09-04 Art critic Bourdon, whose friendship with Warhol dated back to the early 1960s, presents a well-illustrated critical biography of the seminal pop artist and media personality. (Oct.)
Publishers Weekly, 1989-10-27 A shy, pale youth from working-class Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol became a popular commercial illustrator in 1950s New York, then a successful fine artist. With his depictions of Campbell soup cans and dollar bills, pop art broke the grip of abstract expressionism on the marketplace. Bourdon ( Pop ism: The Warhol '60s ) is especially good on these early years. This chunky, lavishly illustrated monograph also documents the trendy artistic and social whirl at Warhol's Factory and covers his avant-garde filmmaking in detail. Bourdon sees Warhol as an innovator who injected a freshness into portrait, still life and genre. He argues that Warhol's paintings of the 1970s held up a mirror to the ``me'' generation, while in the '80s he became a post-modernist, recycling familiar motifs in novel contexts. (Dec.)
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