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Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune Justin Spring

Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune

Justin Spring

Published March 31st 2012
ISBN : 9780916677572
Hardcover
80 pages
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Drawn from the rich collection of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Warhol: Fame and Misfortune approaches Warhols career through the artists abiding obsession with fame and celebrity, and, by extension, with disaster and tragedy. These keyMoreDrawn from the rich collection of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Warhol: Fame and Misfortune approaches Warhols career through the artists abiding obsession with fame and celebrity, and, by extension, with disaster and tragedy. These key themes resurface throughout Warhols paintings, works on paper, photographs, and film and video works, beginning with his iconic paintings and prints of the 1960s up until the last pictures created just before his untimely death in 1987. Warhol spent most of his life observing the famous even as he acquired fame for himself, and as a result, his visual meditations on fame (and fortune, and misfortune) are in many ways like a trip through a house of mirrors: as much reflections of the artists identity as they are trip through American culture of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.