The Life and Death of Andy Warhol

Victor Bockris

He was the Prince of Pop Art, the pixie-like painter, filmmaker, publisher and partygoer extraordinaire who was rarely out of the news from the time of his first exhibition in the 1960s to his premature death in 1987. Andy Warhol was born Andy Warhola in 1928 into a religious family in Depression Pittsburgh. Victor Bockris follows the artists life from immigrant ghetto through early art school and to his arrival in New York, where as a young illustrator he caused a stir in advertising circles with drawings that grew from his foot fetish. Constantly reinventing himself, he led the revolution against Abstract Expressionism with his paintings of soup cans, dollar bills and Coca-Cola bottles and became the Pied Piper of New York’s underground creating a vast empire around the Factory with its sex, art, films, drugs, fashion and de

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