Pop Pop The Genius Of Andy Warhol Is A Groundbreaking Reassessment Of The Most Influential And Controversial American Artist Of The Second Half Of The Th Century Writers Tony Scherman And David Dalton Disentangle The Myths Of The Great Pop Artist From The Man He Truly Was, And Offer A Vivid, Entertaining, And Provocative Look At Warhol S Personal And Artistic Evolution Drawing On Brand New Sources Including Extensive New Interviews And Insight From Those Who Knew Him Best Pop Offers The Most Dynamic, Comprehensive Portrait Ever Written Of The Man Who Changed The Way We See The World

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  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages
  • Pop
  • Tony Scherman
  • English
  • 28 September 2019
  • 9780066212432

10 thoughts on “Pop

  1. says:

    Yes another Warhol bio, and do we need another one Well, actually yes And he s not even my favorite artist, but nevertheless without a doubt one of the important people who came out of the 20th Century And this book by Scherman and David Dalton a goo bio writer and ghost writer of sorts captures Warhol at the peak of his greatness And important I think his decades the late 50 s and through out the 60 s was even great than him, if that s possible.Warhol was not the first artist to grab attention to the high and very low end of pop culture, but he was a bridge between the two worlds And it must have been magnificent to be floating in his world, say 1963 to 1965 The book stops when he got shot, and afterwards a new version of Warhol came out of that tragedy Not as interesting work wise and social wise as the 60 s Warhol, but nevetheless it is almost like someone turned on a light and Warhol had to either swim or die He chose to survive and what happened afterwards his shooting is material for another book.But here we get the good years, and the commentary and interviews are really good Not only important to Warhol obsessives, but also to readers who are fascinated by the NY Art World of the late 50 s and 60 s That is just as interesting as Warhol.Oh, and the book will come out in November.

  2. says:

    The most self obsessed human on the planet cons the entire art world and becomes the first real art icon I had to hold my breath to keep to bile from exploding from my mouth every 5 seconds, whilst reading.I will never understand how an OCD nhilalistic, narcissist, no talent ever got such a following, I guess he was the first king of Public Relations, and Publicity But than there are the Kardashians. Which proves that there is no such thing as class and taste any .this is where it all started.

  3. says:

    POP provides a great deal of information, pages and pages and pages , perhaps an overload of info, especially on those unendurable films If the reader is looking for a chronology, facts and figures, the how and why and income of AW, this is a good book, 5 stars for compiling all the data QUESTION How was Andy able to use the comic characters, brand name graphics, AP photos, etc other people s work and intellectual property Did he pay a royalty The book doesn t seem to address that question nor do others , but it does briefly mention Andy being challenged by a few photographers pp 237 8 and getting out of it by distributing a painting here and there, and a brief few sentences on trademark law and Coca Cola p 400 Andy s silver helium touch, hard work, largely unpaid staff, support from influential art world insiders, allows him to rise a fascinating American ascent, perhaps bumpier than indicated in other sources, as not all of the art world was thrilled with him Cinderella or Dracula Not for me to decide probably both depending on one s relationship and usefulness to the man but don t work for the guy if you need a paycheck Not exactly a fun book, the first time I laughed was on p 394, if the reader seeks entertainment, find another book If looking for answers on how Andy succeeded in business, this is a start.

  4. says:

    Slightly gossipy, readable biography that does a good job of setting Warhol in the art world s of the fifties and early sixties Scherman provides a clear picture of the transition from abstract impressionism to pop in the gallery world, and presents the strong case for Warhol as a, maybe the, major artist of the decade The vignettes of life in Warhol s various studios, including the first incarnation of The Factory are lively and entertaining Like many biographers, Scherman has clearly been sucked into his subject s orbit there are many points where a bit of a broader view or some critical distance would have been useful For example, Scherman argues that Europe wasn t ready to accept Warhol s experimental movies but Godard, for one, had been making much interesting flicks for years if you want to see improvisation done well, watch Pierror le Fou, not Chelsea Girls Focusing almost entirely on the 1960s, Pop falls off sharply near the end That s partly because the interesting part of Warhol s story is over by 1968 even before Andy s near fatal shooting by Valerie Solanas , but it s also because Scherman became ill during the late stages of the writing and turned the book over to collaborator David Dalton, who d worked as one of Warhol s assistants Worth reading for sixties obsessives.

  5. says:

    Certainly than I ever needed or wanted to know about the man Excellent index, nice pix, loads of information I could flop this book open at any page and be instantly absorbed the material is well presented.

  6. says:

    I lived in NYC during the era to Warhol I once saw his groupies at NYC movie theatre that was showing one of his later films prob Chelsea Girls I did not then do not now like either the artist or his art Here in San Francisco at our MOMA there is an extensive show of his art and the show came to us from NYC Whitney museum After seeing the show and its on 5 floors and also seeing about 10 of his films I sought to read about Warhol and that era and those people This is one of the books and it is very well researched and reported It fits also with two other books I read Stargazer by Koch and Factory Made by Watson and Superstar by viva It is strange to me and says something about their times mostly in sixties some in seventies that the writers and some knew him present consistent stories about events and the people These are all books written in 90s they have set out to record what happened where and with who and how How Warhol and his art gained fame is a credit not to his art rather to his ability to market himself and the art he made Also for everything he lacked a lot of that there was someone to step in and provide that The writers of this book did excellent work here to tell the story and bring it up to the end of his life 1987 they recreated a lot of what happened within the many pages of this book Mostly they avoided passing judgement on him tho that did happen sometimes in the retellingJudy

  7. says:

    333 pages in and already I would recommend it as one of the best biographies on Andy Warhol It s always going to be hard to say a certain biography portrayal of Warhol was objective, or rather objective, than another Such is the nature of Andy Warhol The idea of a mirror constantly comes up when reading about Warhol that he was a mirror, when you tried to look inside Warhol, to discover him, you would end up seeing, not Warhol, but rather a reflection of yourself From my readings, I would say this is a good analogy description However, I don t think what you got back was a clear reflection of yourself, but rather a reflection of yourself that was altered for better or worse by trying to discover the Real Warhol In other words, when you dive into a persons soul to borrow a term I don t necessarily use literally , you won t leave without taking with you part of that persons soul, just like you can t dive into a pool with water. and get out of it not wet BUT I DIGRESS As much as I can say this is one of the most objective books on Andy Warhol, I shall say it I don t know if the amount of subconscious subjectivity involved in writing about Warhol and what really happened and how he was really like, is going to be so strong that even if this were the Most Objective Book on Andy Warhol it would be a meaningless praise So, let s go back to Mirrors Now imagine Andy Warhol as a mirror Imagine Warhol in the hospital in 1987 as he takes his final breath as he exhales for the last time, imagine the force of that exhale shattering the mirror, leaving the world with hundreds or thousands of fragments of the Mirror that was Andy Warhol This book is one of those fragments perhaps a big one But the only way I can see getting close to grasping a full knowledge of Warhol and the way he thought and all that jazz, is by finding as many pieces of the mirror you can and slowly re build the mirror for yourself This is a process that is probably unending And remember, you re putting back together a mirror Don t be surprised when you start seeing yourself reflected back at you I hope the reflection you see changes you in a positive way, as it did me, and not in a negative way as it has done throughout the years to many people.REVIEW OF THE BOOK YOU SAY NAH ESSAY ABOUT ANDY WARHOL SURE.

  8. says:

    If you re a Warhol afficionado, you will wolf down this 448 page entertaining, gossipy and fact filled tome The book is an in depth retelling of Warhol s life from birth to near death gunshot wounds from Valerie Solanis in 1968, dwelling mostly on the pop art Factory years up until the Solanis incident Post gunshot Andy to his death in 1987 is dealt with in a short epilogue the Genius of Warhol was in flower in the 60s The rest was just so much glitz and glitter You ll love the breezy writing style of the book and the insider s look at the Factory with all its warts exposed it was truly a drug house at one point And while there s no attempt to psychoanalyze or dissect Warhol s personality, it s clear the writers are fascinated by this man who was a genius and was a mess of contradictions shy and self promotional sweet and visciously catty rich and perpetually worried about money Here s two interesting tidbits to mull over in the book that reverberate Andy was dyslexic P 10 and his college friends wrote his papers for him and he bought the idea for the Campbell s soup can paintings for 50 from a gallerist he knew P 74.I came away with new awe for Andy s business abilities For example and this reverberates especially in light of Shepherd Fairey s current battle with the AP when Andy, was approached by photographer whose image he had appropriated, Warhol immediately settled up with the photographer for a sum of money and royalties on sales Win, win David Dalton, who is co writer on this book, was the writer on James Rosenquist s new autobiography, Painting Below Zero, which I hear is also faaaabulous.

  9. says:

    POP THE GENIUS OF ANDY WARHOLGreat biography of Andy, highlighting his most productive years during the 60s There were many interesting facts, such as the fact that Warhol paid one of his friends, an interior designer Muriel Latow, 50 because he was out of ideas She took the money and said he should paint, Something you see every day and something that everybody would recognize Something like a can of Campbell s Soup The original set was bought for 1,000 by Irving Blum, who later sold it to the MOMA for 15 million.Warhol s restless spirit is well described Just as soon as he found success in the Pop movement, he started making films, which he seemed to like , though he had no sense of narrative whatsoever Being behind a camera was a way for Andy to not engage with people at all, while satisfying his voyeuristic desires.He loved surrounding himself with freaks of all kinds Warhol drew energy from them, yet ultimately they brought him down Several were opportunistic, and one, Valerie Solanas, a fringe character who wasn t around the Factory a lot, shot him I didn t realize that Andy was actually pronounced dead from that bullet, yet he went on to live another two decades.Very cool to learn about the photographer Stephen Shore and Gerard Malanga, as well as the Factory denizens I knew about before, like Nico and Edie Sedgwick.

  10. says:

    I barely made it through the 100s page and had to stop at 106th The amount of names that are being mentioned, are hard to follow The description of Warhols type of art technique is probably interesting but it made me realize that I have absolutely no interest as to how he did it nor why I honestly expected to read and be fascinated as to how his relationships were with his family, his colleagues which by no mistake were described in the book, but by no means did it captivate me It made me feel very cold towards Warhol and as though he was soulless or maybe the author didn t know how to put deeper feelings into this book Unless, that s exactly who Andy Warhol was, so maybe I didn t miss the point In any case, this is of an art technique description, rather than a biography of a man who changed modern art in the 60s.

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