Andy Warhol
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 2010; originally published 1975, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9780151890507

Warhol offers his observations of love, beauty, fame, work, and art and discusses the continuous play and display of his many fetishes.

On 5 book lists
Jonathan Adler

A camp childhood inspiration. Read it as a teen and knew that Andy Warhol was my hero. I wish he were still alive.

Jonathan Barnbrook

I can’t find my copy of this book and it’s not even in print any more, but I still remember it for a philosophy that had a point of view completely contrary to everything else I was reading at the time. There is a chapter that starts with a long list of possible “heavy” problems and then gives the answer, “So what?” Completely refreshing and also made me feel free to do what I wanted in my work without having to justify every single mark (that bit didn’t last long though).

Victoria Meyers

This is much like John Cage’s book, Silence. A great book by a great 20th-century artist, written with a bitingly funny sense of humor. It puts it all into perspective.

Karim Rashid

Written exactly ten years before Warhol died, his perceptiveness on life, sex, food, culture, money, fame, and even art is very inspiring, funny, and pragmatic. I could read this book over and over.

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