Sunday, March 13, 2011

20 Books This Year Project/#5: Pop - The Genius of Andy Warhol

It's hard to say if Andy Warhol was a great artist or a great opportunist, but, to be truthful, both should appreciated. This book covers his peak time - the 60s - where he created the Pop movement and surrounded himself with some of the most unusual characters ever to walk the earth. You may not fully understand Warhol's motives for what he did, but the book is instructive in showing how painfully shy Warhol was as a person, how he was never comfortable in himself, and how the characters around him represented him and spoke for him quite often. Grade: B+

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