The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)
By Andy Warhol

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A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment

 

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #68996 in Books
  • Brand: Andy Warhol
  • Published on: 1977-04-06
  • Released on: 1977-04-06
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x .68" w x 5.31" l, .57 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 272 pages

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  • The Philosophy of Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again

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PRAISE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL
 
"Acute Accurate.Mr. Warhol's usual amazing candor.A constant entertainment and enlightenment."--Truman Capote

From the Back Cover
The private Andy Warhol talks: about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; about himself- his childhood in McKeesprot, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and life among celebrities.|Andy Warhol claimed that he loved being outside a party so that he could get in. But more often than not, the party was at his own studio, the Factory, where celebrities from Edie Sedgwick and Allen Ginsberg to the Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground gathered in an ongoing bash.
In "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" the enigmatic Warhol makes the reader his confidant on love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, and much more.
* Andy on love: "People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don't look."
* Andy on beauty: "I really don't care that much about 'Beauties.' What I really like are Talkers."
* Andy on money: "It's always good to get abstract when it comes to economics."
* Andy on class: "The rich have many advantages over the poor, but the most important one, as far as I'm concerned, is knowing how to talk and eat at the same time."
* Andy on underwear: "I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote."
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), a painter and graphic artist, also produced a significant body of film work, including his famous "Chelsea Girls." Equally well known in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, the Factory, Warhol died in New York in 1987.
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About the Author

Andy Warhol, a painter and graphic artist, also produced a significant body of film work, including his famous Chelsea Girls. He was equally well known in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, The Factory, where one could listen to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground and rub elbows with Edie Sedgwick. Warhold died in New York in 1987.


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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Post modern work of art.
By Daniel M. Cohen
This is a great book. An artifact, not unlike his best work. Forthright, funny, lacking in pretense. Simply the man, in his own words.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3I would have liked to see more examples of his work in accompaniment ...
By C.H.M.
I never appreciated the philosophy of Andy until I attended a showing of his work side by side with Georgia O'Keeffe's work. Of course I was prejudiced in favor of O'keeffe. However when I saw their work side by side, I could see a similarity in their philosophies that I had never imagined.
I would have liked to see more examples of his work in accompaniment of all the wordiness of the book. What is the saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words".

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5I was sad that the book had to come to an end
By Bluebonnet Maven
Compelling, entertaining, digestible, and well-written vignettes. I was sad that the book had to come to an end.

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