Like Andy Warhol by Jonathan FlatleyLike Andy Warhol by Jonathan Flatley

Like Andy Warhol

byJonathan Flatley

Hardcover | November 24, 2017

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Scholarly considerations of Andy Warhol abound, including very fine catalogues raisonné, notable biographies, and essays in various exhibition catalogues and anthologies. But nowhere is there an in-depth scholarly examination of Warhol’s oeuvre as a whole—until now.

Jonathan Flatley’s Like Andy Warhol is a revelatory look at the artist’s likeness-producing practices, not only reflected in his famous Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe silkscreens but across Warhol’s whole range of interests including movies, drag queens, boredom, and his sprawling collections. Flatley shows us that Warhol’s art is an illustration of the artist’s own talent for “liking.” He argues that there is in Warhol’s productions a utopian impulse, an attempt to imagine new, queer forms of emotional attachment and affiliation, and to transform the world into a place where these forms find a new home. Like Andy Warhol is not just the best full-length critical study of Warhol in print, it is also an instant classic of queer theory.
Jonathan Flatley is associate professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of Affective Mapping: Melancholia and the Politics of Modernism and coeditor of Pop Out: Queer Warhol.
Title:Like Andy WarholFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.3 inPublished:November 24, 2017Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022650557X

ISBN - 13:9780226505572

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Like

1          Collecting and Collectivity
2          Art Machine
3          Allegories of Boredom
4          Skin Problems


Editorial Reviews

“This is a brilliant, remarkably original study of Andy Warhol. Flatley will change—even reverse—the way in which both specialists and laypersons understand Warhol, his oft-noted repetitions, his seeming affectlessness, and his importance to late twentieth and twenty-first-century culture. Like Andy Warhol is not just the best full-length critical study of Andy Warhol in print. It is destined to become an instant classic of queer theory.”