Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol

by Tony Scherman

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 19, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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To his critics, he was the cynical magus of a movement that debasedhigh art and reduced it to a commodity. To his admirers, he was the mostimportant artist since Picasso. As the quintessential Pop artist, Andy Warhol razed the barrier between high and low culture.

Popdisentangles the myths of Warhol from the man he truly was, offering a vivid, entertaining, and provocative look at the legendary artist''s personal and artistic evolution during his most productive and innovative years. It is a dynamic, groundbreaking portrait of the man who changed the way we see the world.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 1.5 in

Published: September 19, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060936630

ISBN - 13: 9780060936631

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Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol

by Tony Scherman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 1.5 in

Published: September 19, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060936630

ISBN - 13: 9780060936631

From the Publisher

To his critics, he was the cynical magus of a movement that debasedhigh art and reduced it to a commodity. To his admirers, he was the mostimportant artist since Picasso. As the quintessential Pop artist, Andy Warhol razed the barrier between high and low culture.

Popdisentangles the myths of Warhol from the man he truly was, offering a vivid, entertaining, and provocative look at the legendary artist''s personal and artistic evolution during his most productive and innovative years. It is a dynamic, groundbreaking portrait of the man who changed the way we see the world.

About the Author

Tony Scherman is the author ofBackbeat: Earl Palmer''s Story, which won a 2000 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing. He was an editor atMusicianandAudioand a contributing editor atLife; he has written about art, music, American history, and American culture for dozens of publications, including theNew York Times Magazine, theNew York TimesArts and Leisure section,Atlantic Monthly,Rolling Stone,Smithsonian,American Heritage,New York,Entertainment Weekly, andPeople. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 1997. A magazine article he wrote that year about the poet-activist-professor Melvin Tolson was the basis for the 2007 Denzel Washington filmThe Great Debaters. He has two daughters and lives in Rockland County, New York.

Editorial Reviews

?A sharp-eyed chronicle of those unsettled days in the early sixties when everything was up for grabs. . . . Pulling back the curtain, this fascinating book takes the true measure of Andy Warhol, the pale, enigmatic Wizard of Odd.? (Fred Goodman, author of The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce)