Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
'As an art object, it's unlikely to be outdone by any new release any time soon' - Library Journal
A beautiful graphic novel telling the complete life story of pop artist, Andy Warhol
From the thirty-two canvas Campbell's Soup Cans to the Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol's silk-screen prints are the epitome of Pop Art: witty, gimmicky and unafraid of repetition. Obsessed with consumerism and the cult of celebrity, Warhol exalted the "surface of things" - and yet he was a man of deep complexity. In Andy, Typex captures the remarkable life of the king of Pop Art, from his working-class upbringing in Pittsburgh to the dizzying heights of his celebrity.
Spanning a period that began with the "talkies" and ended with the advent of house music, it is also a memorable portrait of 20th century pop culture and the stars who defined it: from Elvis to Greta Garbo, Truman Capote to Lou Reed. Taking in Warhol's early career as a commercial illustrator, his relationship with the Velvet Underground and the development of his own instantly recognisable style, Typex's Andy is an exhilarating portrait of a transcendent artist and a master self-publicist. Intensively researched, this 568-page graphic novel--with silver edgestain on the pages-is the first to tell the complete life story of the iconic pop artist.
- Author: Typex
- Paperback: 568 pages
- Date of publication: October 2018
- ISBN: 978-1910593585
- Dimensions: 26.0 x 18.7 cm