Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, ‘If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings … and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.’ This book penetrates the surface and explores Warhol’s art from his beginnings as a commercial artist to his apotheosis as a society portrait painter. Vivid illustrations reveal Andy’s worlds: his childhood in Pittsburgh, his chaotic Manhattan mansion and the Silver Factory, where New York’s bright new things hung out and had fun.
Series writer Catherine Ingram brings her extensive knowledge to the book, while specially commissioned illustrations by Andrew Rae vividly portray the text.
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Playful yet erudite, Catherine's book is a delight. The text comes in loosely chronological bite size chunks that inform and elucidate, enlivened by quotes and stories, while the comic strip style illustrations convey elements of Warhol's story in a way that would appeal to the most reluctant reader of art history. Love the design too. I'm buying it for my 9 year old but will steal it and read it myself. Now taking a look at the Dali...