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The celebrity, as Daniel Boorstin pointed out, is famous for being famous –
nothing else; hence his gratuitousness and disposability. The artist who
understood this best and became best known for understanding it was Andy
Warhol (b. 1930).
The violence Warhol enjoyed, the dismembered wreckage of metal and flesh in
his Disaster paintings, the brooding presence of the electric chair, was filtered
through an indifferent medium. Thus the images had one subject in common.
... (C) 1991 Kate Rothko-Prizel and Christopher Rothko/ARS, New York for
Rothko (180,215, 216, 217). Copyright 1991 FRANKSTELLA/ARS, N.Y. for Stella
(250). Copyright 1991 THE ESTATE AND FOUNDATION OF ANDY WARHOL/
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review