The American artist’s writing on the philosophy of pop culture combines vivid impressions with succinct and original definitions of aspects of modern America.
The book by cult American artist Andy Warhol, a prominent pioneer of the pop-art movement, presents a set of brilliantly ingenious stories about artist’s life in US in the heyday of American pop-culture. However, as the book immerses its reader in the Warhol’s world, the narrative clearly turns into an extraordinary personal manifesto that explains Warhol’s own reflection and model of thinking. This is a bright collection of critical comments, bits and pieces of inner monologues on such topics as love and beauty, work and fame, sex, food, money and success, and above all – human relationships.
Andy Warhol maintains a vivid discourse that defines, in extremely witty and poignant manner, all that was considered contemporary in American culture. The author develops a philosophy of everyday life, a philosophy of mass-culture – that very glossy and lightweight substance of the world that Warhol chose himself to be part of. Never claiming to be objective, the artist still gives his clever judgment to all matters with an absolutely irresistible candor. ‘As I said, I want a show of my own—called Nothing Special’ – Warhol’s phrase that might have become a slogan for such a typically glorious life story of his own.