Andy Warhol saw sublime beauty in the ubiquitous things many of us take for granted, from what we eat and drink to the icons we admire. For him, art was everywhere, and he revealed this reality to his viewers one work, one performance, one film at a time. In a postwar world where mass production and commercialism threatened to chip away at uniqueness, he celebrated the assembly line, in what he created and how he made it. For these and other reasons we’ll explore, Warhol was one of the great visionaries and mirrors of his time.
Warhol, by Blake Gopnik
Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again, ex. cat., Whitney Museum of Art
Warhol: Conversations about the Artist, by Patrick S. Smith
Warhol: The Biography, by Victor Bockris
- How are Warhol’s works related to his life?
- In which ways was he an innovator?
- What role does Warhol’s fascination with celebrity play in his work?