As an underground art star, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was the antidoteto the prevalent abstract expressionist style of 1950s America.
Heintroduced popular everyday subjects into his practice and openlyacknowledged the wide-ranging influences on his work.
Throughout hiscareer, his forays into advertising, fashion, film, TV and music videos,marked a fascination with mainstream popular culture. This book will position Warhol at the vanguard of artisticexperimentation.
Looking at his background as an immigrant, ideas ofdeath and religion, and his queer perspective, it will explore his limitlessambition to push the traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture, filmand music, and reveal Warhol as an artist who both succeeded andfailed in equal measure; an artist who embraced the establishmentwhile cavorting with the underground.
It will further highlight Warhol'sknowing flirtation with the commercial world of celebrity alongside hissocially engaged collaborations and advocacy of alternative lifestyles. Including his iconic depictions alongide lesser-known works, as well asan installation of his Silver Clouds, this fascinating book returns Warholto his conceptual ambition and positions him within the shifting creativeand political landscape in which he worked, permitting a broad view ofhow Warhol, and his work, marked a period of cultural transformation.