Becoming Andy Warhol
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Because "police files are our only claim to immortality..." (87)
“The only time I ever want to be something is outside a party so I can get in.” --Warhol
Not a real biography. A set of vignettes from the mid-sixties to sort of give you an idea of what Warhol might have been like in the time his career as an artist was just beginning to take off. It’s not an admirable portrait; it’s about a guy who was making good money as an illustrator who wanted to stop drawing shoes and become a celebrity. And he did. ...more
This graphic novel biography begins when Warhol’s is starting to change his career from an illustrator for shoes to an artist through his creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World’s Fair. It details how Warhol stood up to his convictions, going against the art establishment into become one of the most iconic art talents of our tim ...more
Overall it's a bit confusing, and the ...more
La graphic novel si concentra sul periodo 1962-64, ma risulta poco incisiva nel modo di raccontare i fatti, soprattutto se paragonata a Warhol. L'intervista di Adriano Barone che, pur prendendo in considerazione tutta la vita dell'artista e quindi dovendo per forza di cose sintetizzare alcuni passaggi, riesce comunque a introdurre meglio personaggi e eventi. Inoltre in questo libro si percepisce un giudizio di fondo negativo su Warhol, che è in fondo solo uno degli asp ...more
Black, white and purple the colors used for this graphic novel divided in chapters. You will find it surely interesting.
Andy Warhol has been the most known artist of pop art of XX century and the most venerated icon of the sect ...more
The last 1/4 of the book Andy was just being a dick and creating a shitty persona to keep himself famous. And the book just ends there.
The illustrations were perfect. I'm reading Isaac Mizrahi's Sandee comics (illustrator: William Crawley) and the story flow and silhouettes are similar.